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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Baguio City to be closed for visitors a FAKE NEWS - Domogan

Cordillera - Baguio city mayor Mauricio Domogan clarifies on Tuesday about a news circulating that allegedly Baguio City will be closed to tourists like what happened in Boracay.

Domogan posted in his official FB page informing the public regarding the news and he said it was a fake news.

"Please be informed that it is not true that Baguio City is going to be closed for visitors and to us residents," the mayor said.

A recent discussions among netizens in social media talks about the possibility of the city to undergo rehabilitation just what happened in Boracay.

The mayor reiterated that they did not received any order or directive that the government will close Baguio.

"There are a lot of going around news saying that Baguio City is going to be closed like what they had done in Boracay. We did not received any notice from that matter," he added.

But the mayor explained that Baguio City is not like Boracay and although it has many environmental concerns they are working on it.

Domogan said he was alarmed when he was approached by some members of the Korean community living in the city asking if it's true that Baguio will be closed.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued a statement of last month that they are not keen on closing the city.

DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu in a press conference, said "Baguio is still Baguio, pupuntahan pa rin kayo ng mga tao (people will still visit your city").

Cimatu pointed some of the problems about Baguio but he said the local government unit is capable of addressing them.

"Pag akyat mo sa Baguio, kita mo na talaga maraming buildings na nakalagay sa no build zone, maraming areas na hindi masyado ang sewerage system, yung inyo yatang basura dinadala pa sa Tarlac, so these are the things na pwedeng maayos." Cimatu said.


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