June 21, 2024

Newly installed Baguio City Police Director Col. Glenn Lonogan vowed to be more strict in implementing entry protocols at the city’s borders following reports that some entrants had managed to evade rules.
Lonogan told the meeting of the management committee led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong he will deploy more personnel to man the checkpoints to ensure the entry rules are strictly followed.
He said the moment he read a post about some persons able to enter without proper documents, he personally inspected the checkpoints at the major thoroughfares and reminded the personnel against being complacent in enforcing the travel policies.
He said that night, some individuals were refused entry after failing to show a QR code and refusing to undergo triage.
Squad teams were stationed along Marcos Highway last weekend to augment the personnel manning the checkpoint at the busiest thoroughfare.
The mayor directed Executive Asst. IV Althea Alberto to revise some policies particularly involving the drop-and-go and passing through travelers.
Alberto confirmed violations were noted among drop-and-go travelers while triage requirement for passing through travelers were requested by neighboring municipalities. Rules will be revised on this aspect.
Magalong recently warned of another looming surge in Covid-19 cases in the city due to increased mobility, reopening to tourists, and the threat of the more harmful Delta variant. – Aileen P. Refuerzo