Skip to main content »

Why Baguio implements Strict Border Control Measures on its neighboring towns

Baguio City has implemented strict border control measures on its neighboring towns from November 21 to December 4, 2020. Here's why.

Baguio City Testing Booths | PIO - Baguio file photo
Baguio City Testing Booths PIO - Baguio file photo

Baguio City implemented strict border control measures on neighboring municipalities of La Trinidad, Tuba, Tublay, and Sablan to scale up Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) control measures including the testing capacity and pinpointing of at-risk sectors in these towns for better disease management.

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong issued an advisory dated Nov. 19 temporarily restricting the access in said towns for 14 days from Nov. 21 to Dec. 4, 2020.

The mayor said the same restriction was proven effective when it was implemented on Itogon last Nov. 3 to 15 when COVID cases in the town spiked to 74 on Oct. 22 and to as high as 149 on Nov. 1 – mostly workers in the mining companies.

With the implementation of restricted access, the contact tracing teams and health workers of Itogon were able to mitigate the spread of infection. Itogon now records not more than 10 new COVID cases per day.

During the restricted access, the Sangguniang Bayan of Itogon issued Resolution No.349-2020 suspending the collection of fees on the issuance of medical certificates. This eased up the burden among residents of Itogon who have work in Baguio but are required to present a medical certificate aside from valid identification cards stating their residences and proof of work or business.

Seeing that the system with Itogon worked well, Baguio now applies the same temporary restriction with La Trinidad, Tuba, Tublay, and Sablan residents.

While COVID cases in Baguio are relatively higher compared to the nearby municipalities, Magalong said the border restriction is meant to mitigate the spread of infection by limiting inter-municipal movement.

Magalong explained that the restricted access will also give time for the LGUs to implement expanded testing for them to determine COVID hotspots and assess the effectiveness of current COVID response measures.

“As members of the BLISTT it goes without saying that we will all extend the necessary and vital assistance to each other to ensure that expanded testing is conducted,” Magalong said.

Press Release: Jessa Samidan/PIO Baguio

For the latest news regarding this issue, please visit the Baguio City - Public Information Office on Facebook.


Humble, Full Blooded Igorot living a simple life


Baguio StrictBorderControlMeasures TravelRestrictions BLITTS BenjaminMagalong

Sharing is caring, kailian!

We do hope you find something great in this story. If you find this helpful, please do share it with the people you care about.


Igorotage is a social networking site — all contents are user-generated. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Igorotage.

Except as otherwise noted, the content of this page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Join the discussion

Sign in to share your thoughts. No account yet?

What to learn next?

You might also like to read these related articles.

Baguio GCQ General Guidelines

General guidelines for the City of Baguio while it is under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

Dortha in News

Jan 29 · 10 min read

Baguio Pride Wins International Dance Competition

Baguio Pride Karen Navarrete-Anton emerges as the overall champion in an International Dance Competition.

Dandreb Batang in People

Oct 8, 2020 · 2 min read

Baguio Vlogger Creates Amazing Camouflage Makeup Illusion

Goldie Geanne Allawan Yabes, a 21-year-old vlogger from Baguio City, creates invisible camouflage makeup illusion and it's amazing!

Sean in People

Oct 21, 2020 · 2 min read

Benjamin Magalong: From Police Major General to Baguio City Mayor

Benjamin Magalong is a retired Police Major General and the incumbent Mayor of Baguio City.

Brando in People

Jul 13, 2020 · 8 min read

Pinuri ni Sen. Lacson si Baguio Mayor Magalong dahil sa pag-instill ng disiplina sa mga residente

Pinuri ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong sa liderato nito sa gitna ng coronavirus pandemic.

Justice in Politics

May 3, 2020 · 1 min read

Baguio Public Market vendors fight over rats

More than 300 rats have been caught in the Baguio City Public Market as part of the Rat Catching Challenge.

Salvadorandy in General

Apr 2, 2020 · 1 min read

Why Single People visit Baguio City

Baguio City has now become a destination for tourists who wish to forget the bitterness of love.

Salvadorandy in Travel

Feb 21, 2020 · 2 min read

Rep. Yap appeals to Magalong to lift travel restrictions on Benguet residents entering Baguio

Benguet Caretaker Eric Go Yap has appealed to Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong to lift travel restrictions on Benguet residents entering Baguio.

Xypress in News

Nov 20, 2020 · 3 min read

Underground cable system in Baguio City?

According to the author of the proposed National Underground Cable System Act, the underground cable system is currently being implemented in Baguio.

Mathew in Technology

Jan 15, 2020 · 1 min read

Baguio cited as ASEAN Clean Tourist City awardee

The City of Baguio won the "ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award" after passing all seven key standards set by the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard.

Lakay in Travel

Nov 27, 2019 · 1 min read
Explore

Browse more stories by category or jump to a random article.

News Surprise me