Baguio Poll potpourri: On Coding, Businesses, Births/Marriages, Mendicancy, etc

The City of Baguio currently faces some tough choices regarding some current issues. Chime in your take for them to be heard:

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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan announced that police and traffic officers will be implementing the approved experiment for the window period that will be granted to public utility vehicles (PUVs) affected by the strict implementation of the Baguio city number coding scheme to allow students and workers to be ferried to their desired destinations on time. The window period granted to certain groups of PUVs plying various routes in the city will be from 6 am to 9 am only while there will be no window period that will be provided the PUVs in the afternoon to lessen its impact on traffic congestions in the city’s central business district area.
See story: Window time for number coding scheme to be tested

Total Votes : 16

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Vice Mayor Edison R. Bilog authored a proposed ordinance prohibiting mendicancy in the city and providing the penalties for violators of the measure. The ordinance stated that it shall be a policy of the local government to prohibit mendicancy purposely to prevent the exploitation of infants and children through mendicancy; prevent situations that could endanger life, limb and property due to mendicancy, especially along busy roads and streets and provide interventions to address the prevalence of mendicants in the city, particularly the minors found begging.
See story: Mendicancy in Baguio to be prohibited

Total Votes : 17

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The City Council approved a resolution, authored by Councilors Edgar M. Avila and Maria Mylen Victoria G. Yaranon, requesting the City Mayor to endorse the cease and desist or closure orders to the restaurants, bars, pubs, videoke houses and billiard halls among other erring establishments operating at the Maharlika Livelihood Center under the management of the Department of Agriculture Human Settlements Development Corporation for violation of existing laws and ordinances.
See story: Closure of establishments at Maharlika pressed

Total Votes : 133

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Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. authored a proposed ordinance establishing a Barangay Police Force or Tanod Insurance Program in the city and appropriating an initial amount of P1 million to serve as the insurance fund and will be incorporated in the annual budget of the local government every year.
See story: Insurance program for barangay police force sought

Total Votes : 9

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan urged more sectors to air their stands on the proposed extension of the closing time for all night establishments in the City to 2 a.m. even as he reiterated his opposition to the proposal.
See story: More sectors asked to speak on 2 AM closing time

Total Votes : 9

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Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. authored a proposed ordinance making it a policy of the local government to require the submission to the Local Civil Registry of a certification from the City Nutrition Action Officer certifying the presence of household garden of go, grow and glow using bio-intensive gardening systems prior to the registration of certificates of live birth and marriage license in support to the city nutrition program.
See story: More requirements for birth, marriages proposed

Total Votes : 12

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Councilor Benny Bomogao authored a proposed ordinance mandating all business establishments, government offices, government-owned and controlled corporations and private corporations in the city to designate motorcycle and bicycle parking areas in their premises.
See story: Parking areas for motorcycles, bicycles planned

Total Votes : 6

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