Baguio Is Back To MGCQ Until 15 August 2020

While our Barangay’s lockdown was already lifted on the night of 29 July 2020, which is a good news, but limitations are going to be imposed since there was an increase of positive COVID-19 cases.

Sundays will be a rest day again for the whole of Baguio since malls will be closed.

Also, here is an advisory from the Facebook page of Baguio City Public Information Office.

Source: Baguio PIO Facebook

ADVISORY
On the Temporary Transportation Plan in Baguio City from August 1, 2020 until August 15, 2020, unless shortened due to changes in quarantine classification
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Pursuant to Section 5, (D) of Executive Order No. 95, an Executive Order Prescribing General Guidelines For the City of Baguio While It Is Under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), the Baguio Traffic and Transport Technical Working Group has proposed a Temporary Transportation Scheme for the City of Baguio, to take effect starting August 1, 2020 until August 15, 2020 unless shortened due to changes in quarantine classification;
The Temporary Transport Scheme is as follows:
I. PRIVATE VEHICLES and MOTORCYCLES. The Baguio City Number Coding Scheme (City Ordinance Numbered 01 s. 2003) is in effect and applies to all Private vehicles and motorcycles travelling within the City of Baguio:
Number Code Day Prohibited
1 – 2 MONDAY
3 – 4 TUESDAY
5 – 6 WEDNESDAY
7 – 8 THURSDAY
9 – 0 FRIDAY
In addition to the exemption under Section 6 of the COB 01 s of 2003, the following shall likewise be exempted as stated in Section 2(A) of EO No. 95 series of 2020:
1. Health workers and members of the Baguio City Contact Tracing Team;
2. Uniformed personnel of the AFP, PNP, BFP, PCG, BJMP, and BUCOR;
3. Service providers in emergency and disaster management;
4. Utility services for water, electricity, telecommunications, and waste management; and
5. Those persons as may be authorized by the local COVID-19 IATF;
II. PUBLIC UTILITY JEEPNEYS (PUJs)
Public Utility Jitneys (PUJs) are exempt from the temporary number coding scheme from August 1, 2020 until further notice;
Further, PUJs may operate from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, provided, they carry only up to 50% of vehicle passenger capacity, Monday to Sunday;
Initially, 857 PUJs are allowed to operate units per day, but this number may be increased according to commuter/passenger demand, throughout the 58 identified rationalized routes. BCPO, LTFRB and LTO shall ensure that drivers and operators have the following documentary requirements:
a. LTFRB issued Special Permit; and
b. BCPO issued permit (green permit)
*Those who have pending applications for Special Permit from the LTFRB may present their green permit and a copy of their LTO inspection report for roadworthiness. These provisional documents are allowed until August 15, 2020 only.
Those who operate without the requisite documents may face sanctions as provided in applicable laws, ordinances or issuances,
PUJs from LISTT areas shall maintain their temporary loading/staging areas at Shagem St., Otek St., Marcoville, Coyeesan, and Slaughter House with limited number of vehicles at any given time.
PUJ operators and drivers must ensure that their passengers follow all Covid-19 safety protocols, such as but not limited to, wearing of face masks for the duration of the trip.
III. CARGO AND DELIVERY TRUCKS. City Ordinance Numbered 5, Series of 2017 is still in effect:
OUTSIDE THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
TRUCK BAN TIME
06:00 AM – 09:00 AM
04:00 PM – 09:00 PM
WINDOW TIME: 09:01 AM – 03:59 PM
ROADS WITHIN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
TRUCK BAN TIME : 6:00 AM – 09:00 PM
WINDOW TIME : 09:01 PM – 05:59 AM
IV. TAXIS
Taxi units may operate from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. the following day. They shall implement a “No Face Mask, No Ride” policy and the use of passenger logbook for contact tracing, in addition to provisions provided in LTFRB MC No. 2020-018, and other health and safety measures prescribed by the LTFRB and the City Government, through the BTTTWG. Permitted Taxi Units shall follow the temporary number coding scheme stated below.
Special Taxis may be contacted through online digital platform / taxi hailing applications.
PASSENGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ALWAYS ASK FOR THE FARE RECEIPT THAT MAY BE USED FOR CONTACT TRACING AND INCIDENCES OF LEFT BAGGAGE.
AUGUST 2020
DATE DAY NUMBERS ALLOWED
Aug 01 SAT 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 02 SUN 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 03 MON 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 04 TUE 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 05 WED 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 06 THU 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 07 FRI 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 08 SAT 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 09 SUN 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 10 MON 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 11 TUE 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 12 WED 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 13 THU 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 14 FRI 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 15 SAT 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 16 SUN 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 17 MON 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 18 TUE 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 19 WED 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 20 THU 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 21 FRI 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 22 SAT 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 23 SUN 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 24 MON 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 25 TUE 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 26 WED 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 27 THU 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 28 FRI 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 29 SAT 2,4,6,8,0
Aug 30 SUN 1,3,5,7,9
Aug 31 MON 2,4,6,8,0
V. PARKING FOR MOTORCYCLE AND BICYCLES
The following areas/locations shall be allowed/used as “temporary” parking for motorcycles and bicycles for the duration of the Modified General Community Quarantine:
1. Whole stretch of Lake Drive (fronting Gansa Restaurant to Solibao Restaurant). Two way traffic shall be maintained thereat, all entry/exit points for restaurants and Melvin Jones shall be kept open and no parking at pedestrian lanes. Parking time will be from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM only.
2. Stretch of Calderon Street beside Sky World right after the pedestrian lane to Diego Silang junction and parking time will be from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM only.
3. Along Lapu-Lapu Street at the rear portion of Jollibee Magsaysay previously occupied by Holyghost PUJs. Parking time will be from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM only.
4. Additional parking space for bicycles only: Malcolm Square, Post Office Loop, and at City Hall Gate fronting Insular Life Building.
VI. ALL ROAD SIDE PARKING. Road side parking are only allowed within the demarcation lines for the implementation of City Ordinance No. 68 series of 2020, “Regulating the use of certain roads/streets within the central Business District in the City of Baguio.”
Likewise, whole stretch of Otek Street, Salvosa Drive, Bautista Drive and Lower Shagem shall be primarily and temporarily used as PUJ loading/staging areas.
VII. INTERZONAL TRANSPORATION
Public Utility Vehicles for inter-zonal transportation may not operate until Guidelines are issued by the City Government.