BAGUIO CITY – “Summer Vacation (SUMVAC) in Baguio,” the city’s flagship summer offering unravels here starting this month with various treats for both the tourists and residents.
Reli gious activities marking the Lenten season ushered in the calendar of events and more will be held over the three-month spread as mounted by the ecumenical and inter-faith groups in the city.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan called on the residents and tourists to take part in the various activities that highlight the city’s many facets.
The March calendar consists of religious, graduation rites and a potpourri of events that started last March 1.
Stations of the Cross at the Our Lady of Atonement Baguio Cathedral continue on March 24 and 31 at 4:00 p.m while on March 24, the Vision-Casting Baguio City (Israel-Philippines Festival) will be held at the EHCMI Center 3rd Floor, Hilltop Market at 10 a.m. to be followed on March 28 with the “Times of Refreshing” Evangelistic Crusade at the Baguio Convention Center.
Day care graduation rites were set the Baguio Convention Center, March 22-23; and 29-31.
Earth Hour was observed on March 25 with programs by the city government, the Baguio City Jail inmates and at SM City Baguio.
On March 25-26, the Color and Calligraphy Fair is slated at the Main Mall Atrium, SM City Baguio and the Pet-Palooza on March 26 at the Event Center, SM City Baguio
On March 26, the Run for Fun, Donate for the Cause will fire off at the Athletic Bowl at 4:00 a.m.
An array of religious, cultural, historical, environmental, sports and medical activities is also lined up for April and May by the SUMVAC committee spearheaded by the mayor and action officer Carlos Canilao and Councilor Elmer Datuin.
Domogan tasked concerned offices to prepare contingency measures to ensure peace and order in the city for the duration of the summer as tourists flock to the city for the long vacation.
He mobilized the peace and order committee which handles traffic and criminality; utilities to ensure enough water supply and smooth solid waste collection; and the tourism sector to ensure readiness to cater to the accommodation and comfort needs of the vacationers.
As in the previous years, the city will again tap the services of volunteers and civic action and communications groups to augment the police force in providing traffic, information and emergency assistance to commuters./Aileen P. Refuerzo#