City officials recently favorably endorsed the earlier requests of Marcoville and DPS Compound barangays in the city to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the segregation of a portion of Forbes Park, Phase 2 for road-right-of-way purposes.
Under Resolution No. 466, series of 2023, local legislators stated that the request of the said barangays for the segregation of the necessary road-right-of-way would also be highly beneficial in times of emergencies and calamities, especially in the timely response to calls for help from the residents in the two barangays.
Earlier, Marcoville and DPS Compound barangays in a joint Barangay Resolution No. 01- series of 2023 requested the local legislative body to segregate a portion of Forbes Park, Phase 1, for road-right-of-way purposes.
The request for the opening of road-right-of-way from Purok 3, DPS Compound barangay to Purok 5, Marcoville barangay, is highly needed as it is the most convenient entry and exit points going and coming from the residences of people living in the said communities.
The two barangays are within the Forbes Park reservation that is why appropriate action must be requested from the DENR which is in charge of all existing forest reservations in the different parts of the country.
Forbes Park reservation is one of the remaining forested areas in the city that help in sustaining the greenery of the city and establishing a good state of environment.
Copies of the approved resolution will be transmitted to the DENR regional office based in Pacdal, Baguio City for information, guidance, ready reference and further needed action to ensure the segregation of the desired road-right-of-way from the forest reservation.