Acting City Mayor Faustino Olowan signed city council resolution no. 460, series of 2020, earnestly urging the Department of Public Works and Highways-Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO) to
immediately repair damaged school buildings in the Summer Capital caused by the July 27, 2022 earthquake, a 7.0 magnitude temblor that shook provinces in Northwestern Luzon including the Cordillera

The measure reveals that after thorough inspection made by the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO), many school buildings in the city were affected by the earthquake with damages that require or
need immediate repair and rehabilitation. These schools include Mabini Elementary School, Irisan National High School, Baguio City Science National High School, Roxas National High School, Rizal National High School, and more.

“The State affirms its commitment to human development by prioritizing education, science and technology, arts, culture and sports to foster patriotism and nationalism, accelerate social progress and promote human liberation and development,” the resolution states. It adds that the City of Baguio is branded as the Citadel of Education of the North as manifested by its mounting number of enrollees in all levels of education.

One of the current administration’s core point service agenda is ‘responsive education program’, a service initiative that requires collective effort from education stakeholders and various social sectors underscoring the value of quality education as a great equalizer. In addition, the measure states, the administration also
centers on ‘speeding up government actions’ as part of its core point service agenda that entails immediate
government response to the essential needs of the community such as educational structures.

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Amianan Balita Ngayon