low carbon transport system project - Benjie Magalong, photo by volts gabrillo

Baguio City Remains Committed in Reducing Carbon Emissions

Electronic buses (e-buses) were put to test drive today following the flag raising ceremony. Mayor Benjie, City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña, and BCPO Chief PCol. Francisco Bulwayan, Jr. were among the first passengers of the 30-seater bus.

The city e-bus transport is claimed not only to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also improve mobility within the city. This modernized transport system will become an integral component of Baguio Smart Transportation system.

Steadfastly committed to mitigate the effects of urban decay, the City of Baguio was the first city in the country to submit its interest on low carbon emission transport system. Aside from being selected as a pilot area for the low carbon urban transport project, this also enables the city to receive support and assistance from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and other domestic and international agencies.

In a video message to the DOTr-UNDP Low Carbon Transport Business Development Workshop, Mayor Benjie expressed, “We see challenges as an opportunity. That is why we have been developing plans and programs that will move us toward the goal of attaining sustainable mobility.”

“We assure you that with our mission of good governance, transparency, and competent leadership, the adaptaion of environment-friendly practices in the transport sector is guaranteed,” he added.