BAGUIO CITY- – For safety and better facilities of students studying in this mountain resort, an alderman sought to amend an ordinance regulating the management of lodging establishments.
Councilor Joel Alangsab, city council committee chair on public utilities, transportation and traffic legislation, said that the ordinance needs to be updated to cope up with changing times and needs of the students.
For safety, Alangsab proposed that owners of business establishments should install closed circuit television (CCTV) for monitoring of suspicious individuals.
Fire exists and proper ventilation rooms as well as Wi-Fi connection are a must in dormitories or boarding houses so that the students can study and learn better, he said.
Uninterrupted water supply should be considered in a dormitory or boarding houses , he added.
The city government issued permits to 3,590 boarding houses and four dormitories this year.
Because of its cool climate and high caliber universities, Baguio which is considered the educational center of the entire Northern Luzon, is hosting thousands enrollees every year./JDP/JBZ- PIA CAR