RESTORATION of Baguio City Post Office building to its old glory will be in place.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong called on the post master general of the Philippine Postal Corporation on Tuesday, August 20, to clean up their mess and take care of the historical landmark.
He said he is disappointed when he found the post office compound dirty and in disarray during their inspection conducted recently.
"[We want to] Raise awareness and call to the attention of the post master general and board to take care of that heritage site, bigyan naman sana nila ng dignidad an gating inaalaghaan na historial site, ako ay nalulumkot na ginawa lang na parang basurahan," Magalong said.
He described the area as extremely dirty and disorderly, with stalls and vehicles occupying the road right of way, adding the overseer of the area is the Philippine Post Office and was advised by its national office to lease parts of it to be able to maximize revenue generation to cover overhead expenses.
"I am challenging the post master general to do something about it. You have to visit the place to know that is like a public market. That is not the way to take care of a heritage site. That is not the way to take care of a government property," he said.
Magalong continued to warn establishments in the area of a possible revocation of permits, saying there are more than 10 businesses that have taken over the sidewalks, occupied fences and have failed to dispose of garbage the proper way.
The mayor said an inventory on the other heritage sites will be done to make sure all the areas are taken care of.
Magalong said a letter will be sent to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to help save and preserve the structure built by the Americans.