Bilog nixes Burn­ham Park­ing

Sun.Star Baguio - - FRONT PAGE - Maria Elena Cata­jan Sun*Star Re­porter

BAGUIO City Vice Mayor Edi­son Bilog has sig­ni­fied his op­po­si­tion in the planned con­struc­tion of a park­ing fa­cil­ity at

Burn­ham Park.

“I am against the con­struc­tion of a park­ing build­ing,” Bilog said ad­mit­ting that he en­cour­aged peo­ple to at­tend the pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

“There is truth to the con­tention that I en­cour­aged the peo­ple of Baguio to speak up against the con­struc­tion of a mall in the park and also to at­tend the pub­lic hear­ing. Ang makik­in­a­bang lang dyan ang in­vestor kong ipa­p­atayo yan ng pri­vate cor­po­ra­tion,” Bilog said.

Bilog added the or­di­nance for the ap­proval of the im­ple­men­ta­tion of a mas­ter de­vel­op­ment plan for Burn­ham Park must be passed first be­fore any pro­pos­als will be heard.

The vice mayor said he thinks the traf­fic prob­lem might be wors­ened if the con­struc­tion of a mall or park­ing with com­mer­cial spa­ces in the old au­di­to­rium area pushes through.

“Baka imbes na ma­solve natin prob­lema sa traf­fic e mas lumala. Kung my com­mer­cial spa­ces dyan bka yong park­ing space e ku­lang pa sa clients or cus­tomer ng mga stalls doon, so, saan mg­park yong mga park go­ers? Sa kalsada ulit,” added Bilog

Bilog counter pro­poses the city should rent or buy the GSIS prop­erty at the PNR area and make it as a park­ing fa­cil­ity as well as the slaugh­ter­house area.

“Kung ta­la­gang kailan­gang mag­tayo ng park­ing fa­cil­ity sa Burn­ham bakit build­ing, hindi ba mas ma­g­a­nda na col­lapsi­ble park­ing area,” added Bilog.

Bilog said a col­lapsi­ble park­ing is not a per­ma­nent struc­ture and can be trans­ferred to an­other space if needed.

The city of­fi­cial added ad­vo­cat­ing any struc­ture should be built and run by the gov­ern­ment to re­move fears of cor­rup­tion.

“Ka­pag pri­vate mag­pa­p­atayo, tiyak sasabi­hin ng tao kaya in­ap­prove kasi may ka­palit,” said Bilog.

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