Baguio not on red alert status -- Mayor

Baguio is not on red alert status.

This was the statement of Mayor Mauricio Domogan belying circulating messages through texts and social media that the city is under red alert status. He said that these are not from the authorities but may serve as precautions.

“We are safe in Baguio. We are not on red alert status. While our neighboring municipality is on heightened alert due to the hot pursuit being done by the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army against those who caused the burning of two trucks of Philex Mines at Camp 4, Tuba, Benguet yesterday morning, February 9, Baguio city remains peaceful and on preemptive alert,” he said.

The Mayor is appealing to the public not to get worried or alarmed with the 300 police trainees scattered within the city, “since they are trainees who will stay with us in the city for 6 months”.

“Let us not panic but rather be vigilant,” Domogan stressed.

The Mayor is now in Ifugao to preside over the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) with PRO-COR regional director Elmo Sarano, DILG regional director Marlo Iringan, other local chief execs and members of RPOC-CAR.

“We assure each and everyone that the region is under control and peace and order is in state,” he said.-gaby keith