LINKED-IN Corporation president Belezar Ola has written Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan anew asking for permission to set up carnival rides at Burnham Park.
Ola, in his letter dated March 4, said “the already delayed carnival rides project at the Children’s park that for some valid reason, has been deferred until to this date.”
Ola reiterated his request to the chief executive asking for the family oriented rides to be approved and transferred to a portion of Melvin Jones near the Ganza parking instead of the Children’s Park.
On March 11, Domogan in turn forwarded the letter to the city council for their action.
Vice Mayor Edison Bilog, however, aired his opposition to the project.
“I am against it kung ilalagay sa Burnham Park or any park for that matter. Let us stop the introduction of commercial activities in our parks. Let us implement our laws and ordinances,” Bilog said.
Councilor Elmer Datuin said the new request of Ola has been forwarded to the committee of Councilor Leandro Yangot, who was asked for his statement on the matter but did not reply.
In December, Ola requested for the operations of a carnival which was approved by the legislative body before the New Year with lone Lady Councilor Mylen Yaranon opposing the project.
The council approved the setup of the Ola carnival for January 7 until February 30 with operations to start February 1 till the end of May, paying a lease of P500,000 for a five-month stint at the city’s busiest park.
After the council approval, Domogan said he will not allow another carnival at Burnham Park and has since vetoed the decision of the city council.
The chief executive added the City Council can override his decision if they insist, but underscored his opposition stating problems which arose from the Ola operations in the past.