April 17, 2024

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong ordered the redeployment of checkpoints in the city’s 128 barangays.
This is to limit residents’ movements to essential and permitted activities before curfew hours.
In Memorandum 125 s. 2020, the mayor said recent spike in cases called for stricter measures to contain transmission of the Covid-19 virus.
He said the city is still under modified general community quarantine, which prohibits non-essential travels.
Some barangays have started to comply with the mayor’s directives by setting up checkpoints in coordination with the Baguio City Police Office.
To serve as deterrent, the mayor said checkpoints must be located along barangay or interior roads and not on national or provincial roads. It must be operated under the supervision of the BCPO.
Checkpoints must ensure movements of residents are for essential purposes only and not outside current curfew hours. However, cargo vehicles passage must be unimpeded, the mayor reminded.
“We have been having a sharp increase in cases in our locale so, if you don’t have anything important to do, stay home. Let’s not put our guards down,” he said. – Aileen P. Refuerzo