CLOSED NA! ANG IGOROT STONE KINGDOM SA BAGIUO CITY PINAKA MAGANDANG PASYALAN SA BAGIUO CITY OF PINES



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CLOSED NA! ANG IGOROT STONE KINGDOM SA BAGIUO CITY PINAKA MAGANDANG PASYALAN SA BAGIUO CITY OF PINES

IGOROT STONE KINGDOM ORDERED CLOSED

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered the closure of the artificial tourist attraction Igorot Stone Kingdom along Long-long Road, Pinsao Proper, due to permit and safety issues, the city’s public information office (PIO) announced on Tuesday.

Magalong said the Igorot Stone Kingdom operates without having a business permit to cover the stone structures of the attraction, raising concerns about its “structural integrity.”

According to the mayor, closing the area is essential to prevent possible dangers tied to the attraction’s lack of certification necessary to ensure its safety.

The ongoing climate risk and vulnerability assessment by the Asian Development Bank and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management also found that the structure is in a “very high landslide exposure.”

Magalong added that the area was designated as "prone to erosion" by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Magalong said the owner had previously been informed of the permit violations and told to abide by the requirements but had not done so.

Baguio City’s PIO reported that the infrastructure’s management persisted in building more structures and “defied” orders from the city government, prompting the City Buildings and Architecture Office to file a criminal case for violation of the National Building Code on November 7, 2022.
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