Road closures for Panagbenga ordered-A A +A
Thursday, January 31, 2013
MAYOR Mauricio Domogan issued Administrative Order (AO) no. 14, 2013 for the closure of roads during major events of the Baguio Flower Festival or Panangbenga 2013 in February.
It was stated in the AO that next Friday, February 1, from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Drive Teacher’s Camp gate to Military Cut-off Rotunda to Lower Session road and Harrison road shall be closed for traffic to give way for the Childrens’ Opening Parade.
The AO is anchored on the Local Government Code of 1991 which provides that local government units shall exercise powers for “efficient and effective governance” and “those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare of its constituents.”
On February 23, from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Drive Teacher’s Camp gate to Military Cut-off Rotunda to Lower Session road, Session road and Harrison road shall be closed for the grand street dancing parade.
The same roads shall be closed the next day, February 24, from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the float parade.
In the early morning of Feb. 25 to March 3 midnight, Session road from SM Rotunda to Mercury Drug of Malcolm Square shall be closed to traffic including Gov. Pack road and back streets intersecting Session road. This includes Assumption road, Mabini Street and Calderon Street.
Victory Liner and Genesis Transport buses shall load and unload at the Baguio Convention Center grounds. As to the AO, this is to ensure unobstructed use of Upper Session Road as assembly point of participants for the street dancing and float parades for the two days.
Re-routing schemes for private and public utility vehicles shall be done in close coordination between the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. and Traffic Management Board of the Baguio City Police Station for early announcement.
Safety measures, signs and markers, and changes shall also be closely coordinated between and among concerned offices.
Other activities of business-oriented establishments, including restaurants and recreation places are also requested to be in sync with that of Panagbenga 2013, the mayor said. (Julie G. Fianza)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 31, 2013.