November 30, 2022

The outlying towns of Benguet have released localized guidelines in compliance with the general community quarantine status of the Cordillera from April 1 to 30.

In La Trinidad, it would impose localized lockdowns as needed, has issued a color-coded market day schedule, and set a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew.

Beginning April 12, the town would bring back the color-coded market day schedule for its 16 barangays.

For Itogon, the various barangays have imposed travel schedules for essential travels only with one travel pass per household.

Sablan has imposed a travel schedule for authorized persons outside residences and other residents traveling to Baguio City for essential supplies and services from April 9 to 30.

Punong barangays in said areas will issue quarantine passes to their constituents to be shown on checkpoints and entry to the city.

Tuba will issue travel and market passes which is one per household for those who will travel between Blistt areas.

In Tublay, the market and travel schedules are: Monday – Barangay Caponga; Tuesday – Ambassador, Wednesday – Ba-ayan and Tublay Central; Thursday – Daclan and Basil; and Friday – Ambongdolan and Tuel.

Travel to Baguio from Tublay would be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only while business establishments would open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

The Blistt Council has earlier agreed that APORs and workers in permitted industries shall be allowed to pass through provincial/city checkpoints upon presentation of a needed document.

The Benguet Inter-Agency Task Force has also mandated that all deaths within the municipalities must be registered with the Mayor’s Office so that wakes is be limited to three days only, including the day of burial regardless of the cause of death. – Ofelia C. Empian