Mayor sees 2022 as “banner year” for Baguio recovery
Despite its not-so-good start due to the omicron variant, 2022 is seen as a “banner” year for Baguio City’s recovery.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong said a lot of developments are in store this year that are expected to showcase the city’s recovery from the effects of the health crisis and realize the mayor’s vision for a better city.
“Despite being hit by another (coronavirus disease) surge now, we are still very optimistic that we will have a good year this year because we have a lot of things to look forward to. This year, we expect a rebound in our economy and at the same time we have a lot of strategic projects that will be taking off. This will be a banner year for our recovery,” Mayor Benjamin Magalong said.
He said the first quarter of the year may still be difficult not only for the city but he is confident that the city will be able to surpass the challenges of the new variant.
“Hopefully omicron will be the last variant that we have to deal with so we can continue to focus on our recovery,” said.
The mayor said this year, the city hopes to begin the implementation of several priority development projects that it had worked on in the last three years.
“2022 will showcase how well our city will recover and build back to its original glory in many ways. It will not just be a passing moment but a milestone year. It will be a time where we will make all our efforts from the past three years count for all of us,” the mayor said.
“We will welcome new opportunities for development as we continue to receive support from the national government and international partners and as we continue to be proactive, collaborative and inclusive,” he added. – Aileen P. Refuerzo