Coding scheme in Baguio City suspended for PMSEA, Fil-Am golf participants

BAGUIO CITY — City Mayor Mauricio Domogan has suspended the implementation of the number coding scheme in this city specifically for the partcipants and families of two major events to be held here from November 14 to December 9.

Domogan issued administrative order (AO) 147 s. 2016 suspending the implementation of the scheme, specifically for the participants of the 63rd Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference and the 67th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament, which will be held at the CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center and the Baguio Country Club (BCC) and the Camp John Hay (CJH) fairways.

Baguio City will host the 63rd Mine Safety and Environment Week which will open on November 14 and 67th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament, the longest running amateur golf competition in the world, that will tee off on November 21.

AO 147 provides that participants to the two major events and their family members will be required to show to apprehending officers their respective identification card to enjoy the exemption from the coverage of the Baguio number coding scheme.

Several Baguio City ordinances and amended ordinances on the number coding scheme exempt private motor vehicles and chartered public utility vehicles of visitors, tourists, vacationers or participants of sanctioned activities such as conventions, conferences and assemblies provided that sponsoring groups of the conventions, seminars, conferences or assemblies issue to their participants the stickers or documents showing that the owners or possessors thereof are participants in such activities.

Domogan urged the motoring and commuting public to cooperate with the partial suspension of the number coding scheme for the visitors’ convenient travel along the city’s major roads. Jojo Lamaria/