BAGUIO CITY, May 24(PIA) -- The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) solicits continuing cooperation of the people in Baguio in ensuring the safety of everyone by strictly following the guidelines of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
"Let us not waste our hard work and sacrifices during the ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) period. Continue to cooperate and let us continue with the discipline especially in wearing face mask, social distancing and proper hygiene," City Police Director PCol. Allen Rae Co stressed during the RTF COVID-19 Online Media briefing, Friday.
Co assured that despite the hard work, BCPO personnel are still in high morale and will continue to do their job in protecting the borders and in help ensuring the health and safety of the people.
The BCPO has 800 organic personnel and 600 augmentation from the Police Regional Office - Cordillera that maintain fixed checkpoints in all entry points to Baguio and around 6 to 8 mobile checkpoints around the city, in addition to ensuring police visibility in all public places.
Since the start of the ECQ until now, police personnel have also been ensuring that social distancing and wearing of facemasks in public places are being observed as well as curfew hours.
Meanwhile, BCPO Traffic Management Unit Head Police Major Oliver Panabang reminds Baguio motorists of the right road courtesy and discipline and the anti-obstruction laws with more vehicles plying the roads with the city now under GCQ.
Vehicular traffic is now light to moderate with some taxi units and public utility jeepneys now servicing the people who are allowed to go out during the GCQ. He also reminded motorists on the implementation of the number coding ordinance, which for now exempts only vehicles of APOR (Authorized Person Outside Residence).
"Angkas" or back rider is not allowed for motorcycle users in the city, he added. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)