April 23, 2024

Night market operations in Baguio City resumed Feb. 24 after a three-week hiatus caused by the city’s return to general community quarantine status.
Stricter protocols were adopted to comply with GCQ restrictions.
Vending time is from 8 to 11:30 p.m. with 30 minutes allotted prior and after for preparations and packing up.
Only 352 stalls (304 dry goods and 48 food) were allowed to operate representing one-third of the original number of concessionaires to allow more spaces and avoid crowding.
Entry and exit points are limited and stricter health and safety protocols are adopted for the business activity.
Patrons are reminded to comply with safety requirements like wearing of face masks and shields and observing physical distancing.
The operation ceased on Feb. 1 after the city with the rest of the Cordillera was placed under GCQ due to the threats of the new Covid-19 variant.
The night market was badly hit by the pandemic.
It did not resume operation until December last year under strict health and safety protocols.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the reopening was part of the thrust to reopen the city’s economy and restore the livelihood of displaced vendors.
However, he cautioned that reopening businesses should not mean sacrificing public health and safety. – Aileen P. Refuerzo