A whole day coordination meeting with the Baguio Education Stakeholders’ held at the Venus Parkview Hotel, Kisad Road, Baguio City on August 20, 2021. The proposed City Ordinance “Creating Baguio City’s Education Coordinating Council” was introduced by Councilor Vladimir D. Cayabas – Chairman Committee on Education, Culture, Creativity and Historical Research. Also with the presence of city councilor Betty Lourdes Flores Tabanda. 

Attended with the Baguio Education Stakeholders’ from the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), Technical-Vocational Institutions Associations of Private School Administration (APSA) and the Students from School and Out-of-School Youth.  Each of the stakeholder’s updates and presented their ideas, sharing their suggestions and comments on what to adopt in the policy and principles.

On Monday (August  24) A Regular Session of the City Council approved a first reading proposed ordinance creating the Baguio City Education Coordinating Council, defining its functions, and appropriating funds for the said purpose.

Local legislators stated that the Baguio City Education Coordinating Council strives to establish a formidable education coordinating body to ensure better delivery of education services in the city.

Further, coordination among education bodies and other essential partner institutions surely results in more harmonious policies, up-to-date standards and aligned education outcomes.

Under the explanatory note of SECTION 6 FUNDING – For the purpose of this Ordinance, an appropriation as an operational budget of P200,000 shall be allotted each year subject to the regular accounting rules and the Government’s auditing system.   Mario D. Oclaman /FNS

Mario Oclaman