June 1, 2023

A total of 143 establishments were checked for compliance with general community quarantine (GCQ) restrictions during the city’s regular inspections.

The establishments consisting of 11 driving schools, four cinemas, museums and cultural centers, one library, two game arcades, 55 food, beverage and restaurants with dine-in, 15 personal care, spa and gym, 23 events and function halls, and 29 accommodation establishments were informed of GCQ rules under Executive Orders 42 and 46-2021 and were warned that violation will result to severe penalties.

The inspections will be a continuing activity, according to Permits and Licensing Division Chief Allan Abayao who led the team composed of the Public Order and Safety Division and the Baguio City Police Office.

Under Executive Order 42-2021 issued by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, effective March 22 to April 4, the following are not allowed to operate: driving schools, traditional cinemas, galleries and cultural center, libraries, archives, game arcades, and indoor tourist attractions, while the following are allowed limited operations: dine-in establishments, gyms, salons, spas, personal care establishments at 50 percent capacity.

Executive Order 46-2021, meanwhile, provides additional restrictions on movement and activities in Baguio effective until April 4.

Curfew was adjusted to 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., age-based home restrictions were readopted, and physical fitness was kept at 50 percent capacity, among others. – Aileen P. Refuerzo