BAGUIO Mayor Benjamin Magalong led the closure of establishments operating without business permits along upper Session road, Friday afternoon.
Magalong with the licensing and the Baguio City Police office padlocked and sealed establishments at the Nimer building near Casa Vallejo owned and operated by Asunta Tanacio, Satur Boltican, Aaron Cadiongan, Jacinto Erot, Adrian Menorca and Erin Villanueva.
The establishments consisted to eateries, vape shops, sari sari stores selling cigarettes, bars and printing services which were sealed by Magalong himself backed by police, licening officers and the barangay.
However, Wheels bar, owned by Cadiongan reportedly re opened hours after Magalong left which irked the newly installed mayor who came back in the early evening to lecture the owners to follow rules and close the establishment anew.
Magalong presented to the city residents and visitors his 10-point agenda in the next three years that will transform the country’s undisputed Summer Capital into a better Baguio.
The new city chief executive underscored the need for the people to bear in mind the needs of the youth, thousands of young men and women eager to start a career, a profession or a business but just could not get it going.
According to him, in the next 3 months, scores of national agencies will visit Baguio to assess how best national government support can be accessed at possibly low or no cost to the city.
Magalong assured that his 3-year tenure will be characterized by implementing actions crafted from policies that will be forged between the executive and legislative departments for the city government to attain measurable results in speeding up government action, revitalizing the environment, innovating peace and order conditions, aggressive traffic management, responsive education, empowering the youth, expanding health and social services, responsible tourism, enlivened culture, arts, crafts and heritage, and modernizing the city market.
Magalong emphasized his good governance principles will be anchored on ethics and integrity, on transparency and accountability, on competence, on fairness, on purity of intentions, and most importantly, on humility. With reports from the City Information Office