Approved Baguio charter should be supported – Mayor

Approved Baguio charter should be supported – Mayor

Re-elected Mayor Benjamin Magalong said that the Summer Capital’s officials and residents should be in full support of the Baguio City Charter that was recently approved into law by outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte.

He stressed that although no charter or system is perfect, this year’s Charter as compared to the 1909 original, is more responsive to the need and call of the times.

“Since the charter is already a law, we should all might as well give it our full support. Besides, it is already a law,” the Mayor said.

He is advising those opposing the approved charter to also try opening their eyes and instead help in fixing it via an Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) that is currently being studied by city managers on whether it is needed.

“It is through the IRR that we can cure whatever we believe that the Charter is lacking or need to be corrected,” the Mayor explained. – Gaby B. Keith