Some members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (PPPP) Provincial Advisory Council (PAC) sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the provincial government to enhance the implementation of social services in the province. (MBL, PIA CAR, Ifugao)

DTI - CAR Regional Director Myrna Pablo (right) and DTI Baguio - Benguet Provincial Director Samuel Gallardo (2nd from left) with the officials of the LGUs of Baguio City, and the Benguet towns of La Trinidad, Sablan and Tublay in a photo opt during the awarding of top performers in the 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index. (DTI Photos)

Governor Jerry Dalipog (fourth from left) and other provincial officials receive the two plagues of the Condition Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) Annual Governance Reform Award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the province. (Photo: R. Buenconsejo)

Cordillera Regional DRRM Council and Regional Task Force COVID - 19 Chairperson Albert Mogol presides the first joint coordination meeting to look into the 2020 accomplishments and lay down a proactive roadmap for 2021 in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and other possible threats and hazards that may endanger life and properties in the region. (OCD - CAR photos)

BLISTT mayors issue enhanced border control regulations

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 17 (PIA) -- Local chief executives in the Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay (BLISTT) area agreed to enhanced border control measures for a week   amidst the increasing COVID-19 cases. 

 

On Monday (Dec. 14), BLISTT mayors issued a Joint Advisory for the temporary enhanced border regulation among the local government units from December 16 until December 22, 2020. 

On said dates, entry between the BLISTT areas shall be limited to travels for work / official business and for access to essential goods and services. 

At the border checkpoints, everyone is enjoined to present valid government IDs as proof of residence together with health declaration forms. Health declaration forms are available at barangay halls, rural health units, municipal halls. It is also posted on the different social media sites of the local government units which could be downloaded, printed and filled up.

Health workers, uniformed personnel, members of the City / Provincial / Municipal Contact Tracing Teams, City Provincial / Municipal COVID-19 Task Force and personnel in LGU and agency offices need to present their valid government IDs only.

 Likewise, cargo and logistics services, and service providers for water, electricity, telecommunications, ICT and waste management utilities shall continue to be given unhampered passage through the checkpoints. 

Non-resident travelers coming into the BLISTT municipalities from other regions or provinces must have with them their Registration Form which is a QR Code for Baguio City or travel authority for the LISTT municipalities, and medical certificates issued in their place of origin. 

“We, the local chief executives of BLISTT, call on our constituents’ patience, understanding and cooperation as we hurdle the end of this tumultuous year when we continue to face the threat of a rise in confirmed cases during the holiday season. It is necessary to act now and manage this trend to avoid the possibility of an escalated community quarantine status," the mayors stated.  

This border control measure is in consideration of the capacity of the hospital and other health facilities in the BLISTT. 

This move was decided during a BLISTT governing council meeting, and the on advisory released on Dec. 14 is signed by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda, Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan, Sablan Mayor Manuel Munar, Tuba Mayor Clarita Sal-ongan and Tublay Mayor Armando Lauro with NEDA-CAR Regional Director Milagros Rimando. 

 “We urge everyone to limit other movements and activities, so that together, we lessen the risk of transmission between and within our respective units. Let us always prioritize health and safety, and consider the welfare of those around us, most specially our senior citizens, children, and immune-compromised constituents. Let us always wash our hands, wear our facemask and face shields, maintain safe distance from others, watch out for symptoms of flu or loss of taste, and avoid unnecessary gatherings in indoor settings," the advisory added.  

Baguio City had previously issued border regulations   on residents of LISTT areas following the surge of COVID-19 cases in Benguet towns. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic Cawis

 

Baguio

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Benguet

Mt. Province

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IFUGAO

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  • DILG confers 2 CMGP awards to PLGU Ifugao

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