BAGUIO CITY – It’s green lights on for the carnival at the Children’s Playground at Burnham Park.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday said he signed the permit for the organizer Linked-in Corp. to begin the installation of their equipment at the site subject to several conditions to ensure that the area will be protected from any destruction.
The mayor said that the foremost condition will be that only family-oriented entertainment will be allowed and that gambling will absolutely be prohibited.
The other conditions are that no digging will be done in any portion of the area and that cleanliness and orderliness in the area for the duration of the operation for the whole duration.
The organizer must post a P50,000 cash bond to answer for damages in the area pursuant to the City Environment Code and must pay the P500,000 lease amount and all other permit obligations before the start of the operation.
Company president Belzasar Ola also agreed not to go beyond the confines of the Children’s Playground after bicycle concessionaires opposed plans to utilize a portion of the Abad Santos Drive for some of the carnival amenities.
The operation will run for 90 days to commence upon the completion of the installation but should not go beyond the date of the opening of classes this June, according to the mayor.
In his offer, Ola proposed to operate carnival rides, finger food booths, fun games, mini-musical concert, stand-up comedians, singing, dance and beauty contests.
The City Council earlier approved Olas’s proposal with Melvin Jones as the proposed site.
The mayor however balked at the choice of the venue and suggested that another location be considered. /Aileen P. Refuerzo