BAGUIO Mayor Mauricio Domogan has asked transport associations to discipline its members and encourage passengers to observe sanitary practices to help the city's clean and green campaign.
Baguio City was in the Hall of Fame as the cleanest and greenest city in the country.
Domogan, who is known to have led the city in several years for the award, said even the betel nut chewers have made many jeepney terminals with the unsightly color of red due to their "moma" spit.
He lamented that even the Igorot Park within the central business district was not spared from the red stains from betel nut chewers.
"Make your surroundings clean. You provide trash cans where your passengers can throw their wastes. Those chewing the betel nut should not spit around," he warned.
Domogan also echoed the complaints of pedestrians that many drivers ignore the requirement for them to slow down or allow pedestrians to safely cross the painted pedestrian lanes.
Records show that this year, the number of road accidents in the area rose to alarming level due to the apparent lack of discipline of drivers.
While it is true that almost all the roads in the area were greatly improved during the past years, accidents still happen due to recklessness and apparent lack of discipline and courtesy of drivers.
Domogan said the ideal transport system here is essential to Baguio's billing as one of the destination of world tourism. (Aure Galacgac/PNA)