Baguio City Open For Possible Rehabilitation, Says Mayor

Baguio City Mayor Considers Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Rehabilitation Plan Of The “City Of Pines”

BAGUIO CITY – Air pollution, traffic issues , and landslides made the mayor of Baguio City consider the DENR’s plan to rehabilitate the “City of Pines”.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said in a video statement that the government of Baguio is open to assistance from the DENR Central Office, which also includes additional funds to widen the rehabilitation efforts of the government and the Cordillera regional offices of the DENR, MGB and EMB for some aspects that require that action.

Domogan further emphasized one by one the projects and programs of the city which may sole certain issues. For example, the “Salaknib ti Waig”, which focuses on the rivers, the blockage of the drainage pipes which connects to the sewers, and adding a septic tank to each and every house in the city.

Photo uplifted from: Manila Bulletin

According to Bombo Radyo, the mayor added that traffic may be one of the main issues the government and agencies have to solve, with the help from private sections, since this is indeed challenging.

He noted that widening the roads is near to impossible since most areas are already occupied by buildings and have owners with land titles. Thus, they focus more on improving and making alternate roads for motorists to pass and o reduce traffic.

Baguio City also boasted to be the first one to invent and choose an air quality measuring device rather than implementing the anti-smoke belching ordinance and anti-smoking ordinance.

As per the report, Domogan lastly said that they have no reason to censor the city to tourists due to rehabilitation since the situation in Baguio is far different from the Boracay Island, which took six months.

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