BLISTT mayors discuss Baguio tourism strategy

BAGUIO CITY – BLISTT mayors discussed Baguio City’s strategy for its re-opening to tourists from Region 1. The mayors of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay called for the BLISTT council meeting on October 1 to clarify the role of the surrounding local government units and the implications of the City’s re-opening on their… Read more »

BLISTT Council, Cordillera plan for extended ECQ

BAGUIO CITY – On April 8, with over ten days since the last confirmed case of COVID-19 infection in the area, the mayors of Baguio City, La Trinidad and the rest of the BLISTT (Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay) Governing Council met with frontline regional line agencies and NEDA-CAR as secretariat to… Read more »

BLISTT initiates coordinated response to COVID 19

BAGUIO CITY – As new challenges emerge, BLISTT mayors meet once more during the second week of the ECQ. They agree to create BLISTT-wide community quarantine policies to avoid confusion and address emerging issues given the towns’ socio-economic interdependence. BLISTT Chair and Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong emphasized the need for urgent reciprocity and complementing… Read more »

BLISTT Council initiate Recovery and Rehab Plan

BAGUIO CITY – Amidst the social and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mayors of the BLISTT set the foundations for the rehabilitation and continuing development of the Cordillera’s southern growth node. The Mayors had an emergency meeting on March 18 to address immediate concerns regarding the proper implementation of the enhanced community quarantine… Read more »

BLISTT Mayors unify community quarantine implementation

BAGUIO CITY – The Mayors of the Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT) growth area agree to follow Baguio City’s lead in implementing various enhanced community quarantine guidelines particularly on the restrictions on travel and mobility to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The mayors met on March 18 to address… Read more »

Experts urge shared tourism plan for BLISTT

BAGUIO CITY – “In tourism, we go beyond political boundaries”, said Sylvia Chinayog of DOT-CAR during the Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting on Tourism Development for the Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT) growth area on February 14. The members of the TWG, composed of local government tourism officers and representatives from… Read more »

Mayor Magalong to champion BLISTT investment deals

BAGUIO CITY – Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, as Chairman of the Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay (BLISTT) Council, recognized the importance of extending investments outside of his city and committed to champion the BLISTT economic growth node as the focus of his many negotiations with potential investors. This was discussed… Read more »

BLISTT Mayors address traffic concerns

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay (BLISTT) Development Council addressed the major traffic and transportation issues that have affected the BLISTT area in a meeting on December 4, 2019. Earlier, NEDA-CAR, as the secretariat of the BLISTT Council, gathered experts from the government sector to provide strategies in… Read more »