Issue of January 7, 2018

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Coordination with barangays key to tackling land use issues
by PIO release

There must be closer coordination among the barangays, the local government and various government agencies in solving the city’s land use problems.

This was the consensus during the forum conducted by the committee on urban planning, lands, and housing on Dec. 15, 2017.

It was agreed during the forum that while agencies and the local government departments have specific mandates, barangay officials must directly coordinate with the concerned departments and the city council regarding their concerns on land use and urban planning.

Issues raised in Fairview include constricted roads, no sidewalks and alleged illegal cutting of trees.

In Trancoville, the problems were congested site for its barangay hall and multipurpose building, greenbelt area and traffic, thus, the need for the creation of the Metro Baguio Traffic Authority.

Problems in Kias include the presence of illegal structures at the Loakan airport and watershed, and traffic jams and parking problems during the Panagbenga.

In Happy Hallow, location of the barangay greenbelt area and overlapping of the cadastral survey and the ancestral domain were raised.

In City Camp, the issues on the status of its proposed senior citizens building and the alleged unauthorized excavations on creeks and roads.

In New Lucban, problems on illegal structures on creeks and the issuance of permits without barangay clearance as well as no sidewalks aggravated by no parking areas that result to traffic problems were raised.

In Hillside, the flat area in the place was allegedly converted to parking and satellite market.

In Pacdal, there is rampant illegal cutting of trees in the watershed using a certification from another barangay aside from public lands being improved and sold.

In Middle Quirino Hill, the issue on the sinkhole was raised.

In Bakakeng, there is no canal and walkway that result to perennial flooding.

In Lucnab, there are illegal structures built within the watershed.

Lower Quirino Hill does not have an area for satellite market.

Burnham Legarda has problems on building height requirement and presence of illegal structures.

Camp Allen has narrow road and illegal structures that affect the put up of their day care center.

South Drive has issues on lands applied by private individuals and part of road titled under private individuals.

Poliwes has issues on the watershed being converted into a parking area.

Irisan is confronted by problems on the abandoned catch basin to be backfilled and construction of watchtower and road widening.

Engineers Hill has problems on the survey of barangay needs.

Sto. Niño is confronted by no signages on identified city and barangay land needs.

Marcoville is faced with issues on the use of GSIS property.

West Modernsite wants to use a lot in front of Aurora Hill health center for parking area or garden.

Lower Gen. Luna has problems on the estimate of program of work for barangay retaining wall for the reinforcement of barangay hall.

Upper Quezon Hill has problems on land identification of natural drainage at Copper Street.

Dizon Subdivision is confronted with problems on site of barangay hall.

Mines View wants the survey of land along the barangay hall to Good Shepherd to determine public road and sidewalk.

Victoria Village wants the replacement of concrete landmark removed by the contractor at Lamug St. going to Quezon Hill extension.

Guisad Surong has problems on water extraction without permits from concerned agencies and the local government and the problems of the city on lands being claimed by informal settlers.

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