Go files measure lauding Baguio for ‘creative city’ status

Baguio City Rep. Mark Go has filed a resolution in the House of Representatives commending the city of Baguio for being recently designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) creative city and inclusion in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) that gives pride and prestige to the city and the country.
The Summer Capital is now among just 15 countries in the world recognized in the field of folk arts and crafts.
In Monday’s flag-raising rites at City Hall, Go said Baguio’s successful entry into the UCCN is a collaborative effort of the city government led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Department of Tourism-CAR under Dir. Venus Tan, University of the Philippines-Baguio, Baguio Creativity Technical Working Committee and other government and non-government institutions.
“Let us thank the countless people, men and women, who made this possible,” he stressed.
Go also mentioned his 100 percent attendance in all plenary sessions in Congress for the last 16 months and the various House Bills and Resolutions he has authored that has national and local significance.
Earlier, Domogan also expressed his elation in Baguio’s inclusion in the prestigious UNESCO group saying that this adds another feather in the cap of the city’s accomplishments.
He said that the feat should serve as a motivation for local officials and other stakeholders to implement more programs that would further enhance the city’s crafts and folklore. GABY KEITH / ABN

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