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Baguio mayor wants to build school in posh country club area

Aug 2, 2015 @ 0:45

Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan is eyeing the construction of a public school within the exclusive Baguio Country Club (BCC).

Domogan has issued Administrative Order No. 84 creating a technical working group (TWG) to assess the identified school site in Barangay Country Club, where the BCC property is located.

The school site is approximately 8,559 square meters and outside the perimeter fence of the Camp John Hay Reservation, according to the Baguio mayor.

“The area is within the Baguio Country Club Barangay which is to be excluded from Camp John Hay Reservation,” Domogan pointed out.

He explained the TWG will determine if the entire 8,559-square meter area or any portion of it poses any danger and fit to be built with a school.

The Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) is opposing the project.

BCDA President Arnel Casanova cited the findings of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) that the land is “slide-prone.”

“The committee is tasked to evaluate and assess whether or not the entire lot is slide prone and not safe as a school site, to determine whether or not an engineering intervention can be introduced to make it safe,” Domogan said.

He added he gave TWG one month to submit its report and recommendations.

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