Beneficaries of the AquaPonics solar - powered system in a photo opt with Mayor Benjamin Magalong (backrow second from right) and BFAR - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Lilibeth Signey ( frontrow left). (CCD/PIA CAR)

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda and personnel at the TTMF led by Dr. Nora Ruiz leads simple send-off ceremony for six recovered patients discharged from the Provincial Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.(photos from Benguet Governor’s Office)

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong commends the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for its Urban Aquaponics project with vegetable and fish production as he assures the city government's support to this project that helps ensure food sufficency and availability. (CCD/PIA CAR)

DA-CAR OIC Regional Director Cameron Odsey with ACT-CIS Representative anf Benguet Legislative Caretaker Eric Go Yap and Governor Melchor Diclas turn over assiatnce to farmer beneficiaries in the province of Benguet , and to DSWD-CAR for the implementation of the Gulayan sa Barangay for Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and rge Department of Education Benguet for the Gulayan sa Paaralan programon at the Benguet Capitol on August 27, 2020. (RMC-PIA-CAR)

Baguio sets new guidelines for incoming travelers, visitors

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 8(PIA) -- The city government of Baguio now requires additional diagnostic testing to incoming travelers as supplemental measure to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 in the city.


Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued a new advisory on the protocols for travelers entering the city of Baguio effective October 3, 2020 as a way to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 following the surge of cases in the city over the past days.

“In order to mitigate and contain any further outbreak and to allow our law enforcement and medical frontliners time to regroup their workforce as we set our plans for the coming months, we will be implementing additional safety measures that will be required for all travelers coming into the city until necessity requires,” the advisory stated.

In addition to the on line registration and triage requirements, travelers coming in to Baguio City shall be obliged to submit themselves for COVID-19 diagnostic testing. This  new requirement  includes  government officials and frontline personnel who are not assigned to the BLISTT areas, duly authorized humanitarian assistance actors,  persons travelling for humanitarian or medial reasons including  their companions, persons with indispensable or work related, one-time transactions, or whose travel purpose do not require regular or frequent entry to the city. 

They shall be required to present a negative results of RT PCR or rapid Antigen tests conducted within a period of 72 hours prior to their entry into the city, otherwise they shall submit themselves for testing at the Baguio City Central Triage and Testing Center at the Baguio Convention Center.

For Overseas Filipino Workers and Filipinos returning from abroad, they shall still follow the procedures set by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the Department of Tourism.

Tourists who are coming from Region 1 shall be governed by the implementing guidelines of the Ridge and Reef Travel Corridor project incorporated in their registration through the VISITA website. Tourists from the other parts of the country and abroad are still not allowed to enter the city of Baguio. 

Returning Baguio residents, employees coming into the city for the first time since the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine and non-resident students may opt to undergo 14-day quarantine under the supervision of their barangay officials as an alternative to RT PCR or rapid Antigen testing.

Persons with indispensable or work related travel purposes regularly passing through  city checkpoints who are holders of COVID Shield Travel Authority documents with Inter-Region Work Clearance Certificates attached or Official Travel Orders as issued by their respective offices, shall be required to submit themselves for RT PCR or rapid Antigen testing once a month.

All travelers are reminded that registration of Health Declaration Forms through ph/ and triage protocols area still required, with the exception of domestic tourists who shall register their necessary documents and itineraries at ph/.

Magalong, who is the contact tracing czar, has been imposing various regulatory measures including scientific methods to avert the continuing surge of COVID-19 cases in the city of Baguio. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR) 

By Redjie Melvic Cawis



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  • CRDRRMC calls for heightened alert for TD 'Pepito'

    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 20 (PIA) - - Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Albert Mogol calls for a synchronized heightened alert among the CRDRRMC member agencies  down  to  the barangay level for the possible effect of Tropical Depression Pepito.

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    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 19(PIA) – The Rotary Club continues to support  the  polio eradication  campaign of the government.  


Mt. Province

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    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 23(PIA)  –  Fish production  in this landlocked province is gaining headway as the  Department of Agriculture (DA) - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), in partnership with the provincial government continue to provide interventions.

  • TESDA-led Project 'ESEK' benefits 45 farmers in Besao

    BESAO, Mountain Province, Oct. 14 (PIA) -- Forty-five farmers in barangay Tamboan in this municipality are engaged in the training on organic agriculture production and are expected to pursue it as a livelihood.

  • DILG family supports DepEd, learners in Paracelis

    PARACELIS, Mountain Province, Oct. 7(PIA) -- The Department of the Interior  and Local Government  tri-bureau of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine National Police   are working together to support the learning continuity plan of the Department of Education in this town  during this COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 26 former rebels in Mountain Province receive livelihood aid

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 7(PIA) -- At least 26 former rebels here received financial assistance from the government.

  • Farmers in ELCAC-identified brgys get livelihood intervention

    MOUNTAIN PROVINCE--Farmers from barangays affected by the issue on insurgency in the province recently received layer chickens and carabaos under the Special Area for Agriculture and Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Cordillera Regional Office.






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