833 visitors sans documents, two colorum vehicles caught at city borders
24 September 2021 – Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) personnel sent back a total of 833 travelers to their places of origin after it was found at the city’s borders that they either had no documents or lacked the needed papers to enter the Summer Capital.
Two colorum vehicles were also apprehended by Baguio’s Finest at the borders.
This was revealed by City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office chief Antonette Anaban during the virtual management committee meeting of local officials, Sept. 20, led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong.
She presented updates on the city’s Delta variant contingency plan where stricter border control is one of the plan’s 20 key result areas.
The lion’s share of those who were sent packing back home, 416, where those caught at the Marcos Highway border; 103, Tuba Viewdeck; 58, Irisan; 25, Magsaysay; 86, Longlong Tacay; 122, Tiptop; 0, Kias; 5, Asin Tadiangan; and 18 individuals were turned away at the Ambiong border.
No travelers presenting fake documents were apprehended while one colorum vehicle each was caught in the borders of Marcos Highway and Asin Tadiangan by police authorities .
The Mayor earlier ordered the BCPO under P/Col. Glenn Lonogan to enforce stricter control of the city’s borders due to the current surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases mostly due to its more infectious Delta variant.
The contingency plan’s other key result areas are: Monitoring of compliance with MPHS; MPHS in establishments and workplaces; expanded age-based restrictions; limited mass gathering; conduct of classes, board review, registration, examinations within Baguio; promote use of telemedicine/telecommunication; management of the dead; implementation of rolling stores and market-to-home delivery; and vaccination program.
Expanded risk-based/targeted testing; aggressive contact tracing; isolation/quarantine policy and increase in bed capacities; community/granular lockdown; monitoring of critical care utilization; augmentation of health workers; inventory/procurement of critical equipment; stockpiling of critical supplies and medicines; real-time referral and coordination of cases; mental health and wellness programs, are the other key result areas. – Gaby B. Keith