BORDER CONTROL EXTENDED

Metro BLISTT

The local chief executives of the BLISTT (Baguio City – La Trinidad – Itogon – Sablan – Tuba – Tublay) issued another joint advisory extending the border management for inter-BLISTT movement and non-essential travels until October 13, 2021.

The mayors noted that though there have been some improvement of the COVID-19 cases in Baguio City and Benguet, and both LGUs have been placed on a more stringent General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions, there is still a need to extend the policy on the border management for inter-BLISTT movement and non-essential travels until October 13, 2021.

RMC PIA-CAR

“BLISTT Mayors extend regulated border restrictions until Oct.13.”

BAGUIO CITY (PIA) – The local chief executives of the BLISTT (Baguio City – La Trinidad – Itogon – Sablan – Tuba – Tublay) have extended the regulated border restrictions for inter-BLISTT movement and non-essential travels until October 13, 2021.

The BLISTT mayors earlier agreed to implement stricter border restrictions from September 23 to October 3, to reduce non-essential travel to curb the increasing COVID-19 cases in the BLISTT communities.

The mayors noted some improvement in the COVID-19 cases in Baguio City and Benguet during the 10-day period, but with both the city and the province placed under the more stringent General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions for the month of October, there is a need to extend the policy on the border management for inter-BLISTT movement and nonessential travels until October 13, 2021.

Residents traveling within and between the BLISTT are required to present documents showing that they are authorized persons outside residence (APORs) or are moving around for essential reasons in border control points.

Among the documents needed to be shown include employment or company IDs; certificates of employment; proof of appointment for transactions in any government, private agency or office; confirmed medical appointment and barangay certificates.

Persons 17 years old and below, senior citizens aged 65 and above, and immuno-compromised persons are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travels outside their homes, except for purposes such as medical reasons.

The BLISTT mayors also appealed public cooperation to ensure safety against the COVID- 19 in the communities.

“With everyone’s cooperation, these aligned actions will make the different in seeing BLISTT preserve during these uncertain times,” the mayors said in their joint advisory.

“Let us continue to help one another in safeguarding our communities by always observing minimum public health standards and urging those around us to do the same,” it added.

(JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)