Latest News and Events

Market Cooperatives propose P3B Market Development Plan

20 March 2020  – A consortium of cooperatives proposed to the city government to undertake the long-overdue development of the city’s public market with a projected cost of more or less P3 billion.

DILG orders Brgy Officials to stay within their areas, No foreign travels

20 March 2020  – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Baguio office under Dir. Evelyn Trinidad has issued an advisory to the city’s barangay officials Tuesday directing them to stay within their areas of jurisdiction and are banned from any foreign travel beginning March 17 Until April 14, 2020.

The ban may be lifted ahead of schedule or extended depending on the determination of the President, recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID-19, or a subsequent issuance by the DILG, the advisory states.

COVID-19 response mechanism rolls out

20  March 2020 – The response mechanism to cushion the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the vulnerable sector has been set in motion with the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development and the city’s barangay officialdom at the helm.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the OCSWDO headed by Betty Fangasan prepared the system of distribution with the involvement of all the 129 barangays to reach out to the families affected by the health crisis.

Baguio amends Community Quarantine Decree to adopt Luzon ECQ

20 March 2020  – Mayor Benjamin Magalong March 17 amended Executive Order No. 65 series of 2020 (declaring the city under citywide community quarantine) to adopt the guidelines set in the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) status ordered by President Duterte over Luzon.

The Luzon ECQ issued March 16 was pursuant to a Memorandum issued by the Office of the Executive Secretary with other guidelines set under Resolutions No. 11 and 12 of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Disease.

COVID-Positive Patient visited Baguio

20 March 2020 - A coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-positive patient visited Baguio City last March 9-11 while she was already manifesting symptoms before coming to the Summer Capital after her travel to Hiroshima, Japan.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong however said the visitor who was tested and found positive in Paranaque is not a confirmed case of Baguio City since she was just in transit while she was already symptomatic.

Baguio hospital starts screening COVID suspects

20 March 2020  – The Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DOH-CAR) disclosed that the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) started screening the swab samples of suspected Corona Virus Disease (COVID) 2019 suspects that are being brought to the designated sub-national testing center.

DOH-CAR regional director Dr. Amelita M. Pangilinan said that an initial 100 COVID testing kits recently arrived in the city that allowed the BGHMC to roll out the screening of the swab samples of persons under investigation (PUIs).

Baguio implements No mask, No entry

20 March 2020 – The city government ordered owners of establishments allowed to operate under the prevailing Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to impose the no mask, no entry policy for their customers as part of the stringent rules and regulations that must be observed to prevent the possible spread of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID) 2019 in the city.

Total lockdown in Baguio unlikely

20 March 2020 – The local government is not inclined to escalate the prevailing enhanced community quarantine in the city despite the high probability of having a number of confirmed Corona Virus Disease (COVID) 2019 cases in the coming days..

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said that there are 4 highly probable COVID cases in the city that are still awaiting confirmatory test results from the Manila-based Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM).

Baguio folk asked to take COVID quarantine precautions seriously as city faces probability of having positive cases

20 March 2020 – Mayor Benjamin Magalong called on residents here to take social distancing, curfew, travel restrictions and other coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Enhanced Community Quarantine precautionary measures to heart as the city faces the eventuality of having confirmed cases in the coming days.

Baguio adopts implementation of alternative work arrangement

13 March 2020  – The local government adopted the internal rules and regulations for the implementation of the alternative work arrangement and support mechanisms for city hall officials and employees pursuant to proclamation No. 922 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte in the light of the increasing number of confirmed Corona Virus Disease (COVID) 2019 cases and local transmission of the deadly virus.