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Baguio to get help from Metro Manila, Davao City for traffic management center

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BAGUIO PIO

BAGUIO CITY Mayor-elect Benjamin B. Magalong said over the weekend that “a team of experts” from Metro Manila and Davao City will help set up a command center for managing traffic congestion in the popular mountain destination. In a statement posted on Baguio’s official Website, Mr. Magalong said the facility will be similar to the 911 center in Davao City, which will also be used for security and disaster management operations. The incoming mayor, a former police director for the Cordillera region and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, said President Rodrigo R. Duterte has “assured him of funds required to guarantee the integration and eventual full operation of a command center to deal with traffic, peacekeeping and disaster management.” The amount has yet to be finalized and one of the factors that will determine budget would be the center’s location. The sites being considered are the City Buildings and Architecture Office building and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council building. Mr. Magalong is currently holding dialogues with the city’s various sectors in preparation for his first term in office.

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