Issue of March 12, 2017
Mt. Province

67th Courier Anniversary Issue
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Carless day for clean air in city edict mulled
by Gaby B. Keith and Denver Ebba

The city council passed on first reading a proposed ordinance that will penalize car owners who will traverse Session Road.

To be known as “Carless Day Ordinance in the City of Baguio,” the measure authored by councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr., seeks to avert pollution, among other purposes, at the city’s main thoroughfare and the city’s air quality.

The proposed measure cited as basis the Constitutional provision that emphasizes that the State shall protect and promote the right to health of the people, instill health consciousness among them, and advance their right to a balanced and healthy ecology.

The ordinance prohibits all vehicles from traversing Session Road starting from the area fronting the Bank of the Philippine Islands-Session and Post Office.

In cases of emergency or events involving threats to lives and properties, police cars, fire trucks, emergency service vehicles, ambulances, and the like may enter the zone.

Violators will be fined P1,000 on first offense; P3,000 or imprisonment of not more than three months but not less than one month, or both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court on second offense; and P5000 or imprisonment of not more than six months but not less than three months, or both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court on third offense.

If the violation is committed by a business establishment, the owner/operator or the person acting in his/her behalf shall be held liable.

“The permit of the business establishment shall be cancelled by the City Mayor on third offense,” the measure added.

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Baguio Country Club
Benguet Electric Coooperative, Inc.
Department of Health – CAR
Department of Labor and Employment – CAR
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
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Philippine Information Agency – CAR
Philippine Veterans Bank
Pines City Colleges
Saint Louis University
Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Benguet
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Assumption Medical and Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Multicultural Institute
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
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Congressman Mark O. Go
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Cordillera Kidney Specialists, Inc.
Cordillera School of Digital Arts
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Dreamforce Review and Training Center
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
FOX Visus Immigration Consultancy
GMS Technology
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Telecommunications Commission
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – CAR
R.A. Gapuz Review Center, Inc.
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Rianella Printing Press
Social Security System
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