Kennon Road will be opened on a two – way traffic every weekend starting 6:00 am of January 31 (Friday) up to 6:00 pm of February 3 (Monday) and every weekend thereafter (Feb. 7 – 10, Feb. 14 – 17, Feb. 21 – 24, Feb. 28 – March 2 and March 6 – 9).
During weekdays, Kennon is passable a one – way scheme (going up to Baguio) from 6:01 pm of Monday up to 5:59 am Friday. Motorists are advised to remain on the right (upward) lane as there are Kennon Road residents using the downward lane.
Private vehicles that will traverse Kennon Road are also advised to observe the speed limit of 30 kilometer per hour as well as the proper traffic and parking rules especially at the famous Lion’s head.
The public is also advised to continuously monitor road advisories especially in case of inclement weather or sudden occurrence of localized thunderstorms as landslides are imminent within the road network. The road may be subjected to immediate closure upon the recommendation of the Department of Public Works and Highways, the local government unit and the Municipal Police Station of Tuba, Benguet.
Panagbenga 2020 will start on Saturday, February 1, with the opening parade and program. The Grand Street Dance Parade is set on Feb. 29, the Grand Float Parade on March 1 and Session Road in Bloom on March 2 to 8.
In between are the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Homecoming on Feb. 13 to 15 and the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) meet on Feb. 16 to 21.
In preparation for any emergency or potential threat and hazards for the expected high density of people during the forthcoming crowd drawer events, the CRDRRMC held an Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP) meeting on January 21 to synchronize the member agencies’ alert and monitoring level and discuss the possible support they can provide to the City Government of Baguio and event organizers especially in terms of security and emergency response.
Under Republic Act 10121 (An Act Strengthening the Philippine DRRM System), the RDRRMC is mandated to oversee the safety and security during big events like the Panagbenga.
CRDRRMC chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Albert Mogol reminded the council members on the importance of continuously being pro – active especially in terms of synergy, synchronization and sustainability and being systematic as well as in always being ready to predict, plan, prepare and perform. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)
By Carlito C. Dar