As stated in the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 35, the entire region of Cordillera will transition to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) starting May 16, 2020.
Today, the municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet has released its Localized GCQ Guidelines which will be implemented starting Monday, May 18, 2020.
La Trinidad Localized GCQ Guidelines
Here are the localized General Community Quarantine (GCQ) Guidelines to be implemented in La Trinidad, Benguet starting May 18, 2020.
Persons Not Allowed to Go Out under GCQ in La Trinidad, Benguet
Persons ages 20 years old and below and those 60 years old and above are not allowed to leave their homes, including those with immuno-deficiency, co-morbidities/health risks, and pregnant women.
- When obtaining essential goods and services, please secure a CERTIFICATION from your barangay.
Number Coding Scheme under GCQ in La Trinidad, Benguet
The number coding scheme will still be in effect in La Trinidad, Benguet which will also apply to Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) with private vehicles.
Implementation of Curfew under GCQ in La Trinidad, Benguet
La Trinidad, Benguet will continue to implement a 24-hour curfew.
Furthermore, violators of the said curfew will be apprehended and penalized in accordance with Municipal Ordinance No. 04-2020.
Ordinance No. 4-2020
Municipal Ordinance No. 4-2020 mandates wearing face masks in public places and conveyances as a measure to prevent person-to-person transmission or the spread of infectious diseases or viruses under regulation during a state of public health emergency and/or calamity in the Municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet.
Violators of the said ordinance will be penalized as follows:
A fine of Php 500.00
A fine of Php 1,000.00 or imprisonment for three days, or both at the discretion of the court
A fine of Php 1,500.00 or imprisonment for five days, or both at the discretion of the court
Minimum Public Health Standards
- Mandatory use of face masks. (Violators will be penalized in accordance with Municipal Ordinance Number 04-2020)
- Adherence of all establishments to the Guidelines on Sanitation, Disinfecting, Physical Distancing, etc.
- Strictly no wearing of shorts, slippers, sandals, and sando in public places
- Liquor Ban is still in effect
- No SMOKING. (Violators will be penalized in accordance with Municipal Ordinance Number 08-2014)
- No spitting of momma in public places. (Violators will be penalized in accordance with Municipal Ordinance Number 33-2018.)
General Safety Protocols
- No mask, no entry in all establishments
- Frequent sanitation and handwashing
- Avoid touching surfaces and face
- Stricter protocols for high-risk occupations, industries, and spaces
- Social distancing (at least one meter apart)
- Re-configured workspaces
- Markers in public spaces
- No work if showing symptoms
Market Day Schedule under GCQ in La Trinidad, Benguet
La Trinidad, Benguet will continue to implement the same market schedule which starts from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
In line with this, color-coded market pass slips for barangays will be used.
NOTE: Residents should stay at home on Sundays.
Market Schedule for La Trinidad Residents
No Market Period. Everyone must stay at home.
No Mass Gatherings
- Church Activities
- Wakes/Burials (immediate families only)
- Assemblies or any similar crowd-drawing activities
- Running/Jogging and Zuma are not allowed.
- Sports activities
- Tourism activities
- As per LTFRB guidelines, PUV operators shall first secure a special permit at LTFRB before operations. Hence, there is no assurance of public transportation on May 18 not unless operators secure their permit.
- Physical/social distancing and the use of facemask is mandatory.
- Passenger-violator shall be apprehended.
- Driver-violators shall stop his operation and be penalized.
- Shuttle services shall be provided by companies and agencies to cater to their employees.
- Additional guidelines will be posted ASAP.
Construction (public and private)
- All construction works shall comply first with the Department Order No. 25 from DPWH (Construction Safety Guidelines for the implementation of all DPWH Infrastructure Projects during the COVID-9 Public Health Crisis) before starting/resuming with their projects.
- All MINOR house repairs and maintenance are allowed.
Businesses Allowed to Operate Under GCQ in La Trinidad, Benguet
Here is the list of businesses allowed to operate under GCQ in La Trinidad, Benguet from Monday to Saturday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM only starting May 18, 2020.
- LVTP, BAPTC, and other Private Vegetable Trading Areas
- Sari-Sari stores
- Food Establishments (Delivery and Take-out only)
- Grocery stores, supermarkets, public markets, talipapas, convenience stores
- Medical and dental clinics (Appointments only, no walk-ins)
- Pet shops
- Agricultural stores (supplies, inputs, etc.)
- Laundry shops (drop, pick and go)
- Water refilling stations
- Logistic Service Providers
- Hardware Stores
- Construction Supplies and Aggregates
- Repair shops for motor vehicles (drop, pick and go)
- Auto Supplies and Accessories
- Office and School Supplies
- Gadget Stores
- Electronic and Power Supplies
- Iron and Wood Works
- Motorcycle and Bicycle Shops
- Glass and Aluminum Supplies
- Delivery Services
- Funeral Services
- Barbershops and Parlors
- FOR HAIRCUT ONLY.
- No manicure, pedicure, and other hair treatments.
- Service providers shall wear mask, gloves and disinfect tools after use.
- La trinidad Public Market
- Meat and Fish Sections
- Vegetable and Fruits
- Sari-sari and Groceries
- Cutflowers and Ornamental Shop
- Odd Number Stalls (MWF)
- Even Number Stalls (TTHS)
- Printing Press
- Food Processing and manufacturing centers
- Souvenir shops (Food items only)
- Dry goods
- Online Sellers
- Must have business permit from the LGU-La Trinidad.
- DTI Registration is not a business permit.
- Errand riders/delivery boys must secure a travel pass from the Mayor’s Office.
- The Fee to be collected is still under discussion.
NOTE: Business Establishments allowed to open WILL ONLY CATER TO CLIENTS/CUSTOMERS ON THEIR SCHEDULED MARKET DAY ONLY.
NOT ALLOWED TO OPERATE
- Stores that sell second-hand items: Wagwagan and Surplus Shop
- Computer Shops
- Ambulant Vendors
- Furniture Shops
- Gyms/Fitness Studios and sports facilities
- Karaoke bars, comedy bars, pub, beerhouse, bars, etc.
- Kids Amusement Industries
- Toy stores, playgrounds, playroom, rides
- Tourist destinations
- Travel Agencies, tour operations, reservations, and related activities
- Gambling and betting such as but not limited to cockfighting, casinos, and the like
- Personal Care Services such as massage parlors, sauna bath establishments, facial care, foot spa
- Any other amusement, leisure, gaming and tourism establishments that promote mass gathering
Municipal of La Trinidad COVID-19 Hotline Numbers
- RHU COVID Hotline Numbers:
- 620-5907 / 0998 389 6028
- Operations Center:
- 0920 729 6516 / 0966 917 8342 / 0910 303 8200
- Mayor’s Office:
- 422 5621 / 422 2601 / 0921 463 8342
- 0939 990 0789
- La Trinidad Municipal Police Station:
- 620-2602 / 0998 985 7568
- La Trinidad Fire Station:
- 422 1131 / 0910 320 7446 / 0977 675 0736
SOURCE: LGU-La Trinidad