BAGUIO CITY – Christmas season is just around the corner and kicking off the month-long Christmas in Baguio celebration on December 1 is a series of parades.
Thus, mayor Mauricio Domogan recently issued Administrative Order No. 148 temporarily closing both lanes of Session Road to vehicular traffic from the rotunda in front of Baguio Post Office down to the junction of Magsaysay Avenue 12:00 midnight of November 30 up to 12:00 midnight of December 1.
Said closure will give way to a series of parades followed by the ceremonial lighting of the giant Christmas Tree at the Rose Garden, Burnham Park, the Saint Louis University lantern parade, fireworks display concerts at Session road and Malcolm Square as well as the setting up of sidewalk cafes for the different Session road business establishments.
“There is a need to close both lanes of Session Road in order to allow performers and the viewing public to comfortably maneuver within the area for the opening of Christmas in Baguio,” said Domogan.
In the order, the Baguio City Police Office- Traffic Management Bureau is directed to implement appropriate traffic scheme in order to reduce the impact of the road closure to the traffic congestions within the Central Business District area.
By Jho Arranz