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Testing of weighing scales on

May 4, 2020 - Starting today, testing and sealing of weighing scales will be done daily at the Office of the Market Superintendent from 8:30AM to 4:00PM until ECQ is lifted.

This is a joint effort of the OMS and the Business Taxes and Fees Division (BTFD) of the City Treasury Office headed by City Teasurer Alex Cabarrubias to address the clamor of some vendors on the expired stickers of their weighing scales and some complaints of market goers relative to unsealed and dilapidated weighing scales in the market and in the various barangays of the city.

ADVISORY ON JEEPNEY FARE UNDER ECQ

The city government received reports that some jeepney units allowed as special transportation for market goers in the barangay continue to collect P20 as fare.

Adhere to the P9 minimum fare starting today, May 4, drivers have been informed by the City Engineering Office last week.

The P300 stimulus assistance for the drivers will be released as follows:

*For Monday and Tuesday schedule, they will get their payment on Wednesday;

*For Wednesday and Thursday schedule, they will also get payments on Friday

*For Friday and Saturday, they get it on Monday.

City lays down guides to transition from ECQ to GCQ; Mayor assures compliance with national rules

May 5, 2020 - Ten days into the possible downgrading of the status of the City from extended enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ) after May 15, Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the City will undergo a “very, very gradual transition.”

“Baka within two weeks after May 15, baka parang nasa ECQ pa rin tayo,” he explained.

The Mayor said the City has prepared calibrated, graduated sequential actions on how to ease up on certain sectors with the assurance that they are compliant with the national IATF guidelines on GCQ.

City pursues Strawberry cultivation amid pandemic

The City government continues to pursue projects that will help gradually spur local economy amidst the “new normal” environment resulting from the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID19) pandemic that hit the entire country. 

Mayor Benjamin Magalong in a management committee meeting early this week directed the City Veterinary and Agriculture Office (CVAO) to finalize the proposal for the establishment of mini greenhouses for the cultivation of strawberry in Baguio. 

City's COVID cases dissected

May 7, 2020 - Baguio City's Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovery rate has been pegged at 50 percent as of May 4, 2020 with the recuperation recently of a nurse patient, the 15th to have hurdled the disease out of the city's 30 confirmed cases.

The fatality rate is at three percent or one death out of the 30 patients.

Baguio parks undergoing renaissance during ECQ

May 5, 2020 – Baguio City’s parks appear to be enjoying a renaissance during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) period.

City Environment and Parks Management Office Asst. Head Rhenan Diwas said that as observed by CEPMO personnel, there was a marked improvement in the parks' flora as vegetations became lusher and flowers more vibrant with longer bloom and life span after the parks were closed.

CEPMO submits initial recommendations on post-quarantine environmental programs

May 5, 2020 – Noting the positive impact of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) on the city’s environs, City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) Asst. Dept. Head Rhenan Diwas submitted to Mayor Benjamin Magalong initial recommendations on the environmental programs that may be adopted after the quarantine period.

City not yet allowing Baguio residents to return

May 6, 2020 - The city’s program for returning Baguio residents (RBR) is being put on hold while preparations and health protocols are still being finalized.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong said that protocols for RBR needs to be finetuned so that our city’s health and safety facilities do not get overwhelmed. He asks for understanding as this is being done to ensure that the City is safe for when residents are finally allowed to come home.

Wear your masks properly, mayor asks public

May 6, 2020 – Mayor Benjamin Magalong today asked residents to wear their facial masks properly to protect themselves from the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection.

This after Dr. Jonas Sharma, head of the Emergency Room Section at Notre Dame de Chartres Hospital, relayed to the mayor his observation that a lot of persons wear their masks with their noses exposed noting that this is dangerous as the nose is the entry point of the virus and therefore must be covered and protected at all times.

Baguio City’s E-system of COVID-19 tracking explained

May 7, 2020 – City Mayor’s Office Executive Asst. V and Management Information and Technical Division overseer Philip Puzon explained the rudiments of the city’s electronic system of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tracking or the EndCov-19 online system.

In a walk-through with the local media, Puzon said it is a combination of systems which have the following functions:

*Captures and presents all types of geographical data, overlays affected areas and visualizes data to reveal patterns and trends of the confirmed cases and its possible spread of infection;