February 2, 2023

While the city government of Baguio has been gradually allowing businesses to reopen to help the local economy recover, this does not mean it will relax its quarantine protocols.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the threat of the Covid-19 and containing the spread of the infection remains a challenge for the city government, which is why the imposition of strict health protocols will remain as the city transitions to the new normal.
In his speech on July 6, Magalong said his administration is resolute in achieving the development agenda it set for Baguio, including the improvement of the city’s health infrastructure to safeguard public health, a task that has become more challenging due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Magalong said putting up molecular laboratories, acquisition of health care equipment and supplies, and enhancing human resource capabilities are among the top priority projects of the city to respond to the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Ang hamon sa atin, bilang isang lungsod, ay patuloy na kumakalat at naghahasik ng panganib sa ating lahat. The coronavirus remains out there, lurking everywhere to find new hosts. While community quarantine remains, it challenges us to persevere even more,” Magalong said.
He said residents should continue to observe and comply with the health protocols and embrace these as part of their day to day living.
“Habang dumadami ang negosyo at trabahong binubuksan, laging isaisip ang halaga ng buhay.
Habang ibinabalik ang ating ekonomiya, laging gawin ang tama upang maging ligtas, upang hindi tayo mahawa at makahawa ng iba.”
Magalong added the city is not letting up in conducting more testing, more tracing, and put up of more isolation and treatment facilities.
“All the precautionary practices we’ve put in place should signify at all times that we, in Baguio, mean serious business. At the same time, easing up on existing restrictions should not be viewed as inviting everyone to freely go out any time and for any purpose other than what is essential. We are still under modified general community quarantine.” – Jane B. Cadalig