BAGUIO City Mayor Mauricio Domogan issued Administrative Order No. 195, series of 2018 suspending the implementation of the Baguio Number Coding Scheme for private motor vehicles only during the 65th Mine Safety and Environment Week and the 69th edition of the Fil-Am invitational amateur golf tournament on November 19 to December 14, 2018.
On November 20 to 23, 2018, Baguio City will host the 65th Annual Mine Safety and Environment Conference spearheaded by the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (MSEA) with some 500 mining industry stakeholders converging in the city to discuss pertinent issues and concerns affecting the country’s mining industry, while on November 28 to December 15, 2018, over 1,300 amateur golfers from different parts of the world will arrive in the city for the 69th Fil-Am invitational amateur golf tournament to be played at the Baguio Country Club (BCC) and Camp John Hay CJH) fairways.
“We need to suspend the implementation of the number coding scheme for all private vehicles only in the city on the aforesaid dates in order to provide members of the mining industry and other stakeholders and our golfers, visitors and their families convenient and stress-free journey around the city to help boost the city’s identity as the prime tourist destination,” Domogan said.
The local chief executive tasked the City Public Information Office to disseminate the said order.
Ordinance No. 01 series of 2003, amended by Ordinance No. 107 series of 2008, is known as the Baguio City Number Coding Ordinance, one of the measures aimed at reducing the volume of motor vehicles traversing the various roads within the central business district and ease traffic flow in the city. (PR)