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Baguio City Releases the Schedule for Business Operations under GCQ

As announced by Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque, under IATF Resolution No. 35, the entire Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) will transition to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) starting tomorrow, May 16, 2020.

In preparation for the transition, Baguio City has released the schedule to be followed by business establishments regarding their operations under GCQ.

Baguio City Schedule for Business Operations under GCQ

Under Executive Order No. 67 and 83, it was mentioned that businesses under Clusters 1 and 2 were already allowed to operate during the ECQ period and will continue to operate under GCQ. 

On the other hand, remaining clusters will start operating on May 18, 2020 (Monday). 

CLUSTER 1 (Per E.O. No. 67, S. 2020)

Type of Business  Schedule

Public Markets

*Subject to Market Guidelines

Monday to Saturday
Supermarkets, groceries, convenient stores Monday to Sunday
Hospitals  Monday to Sunday
Pharmacies and drugstores Monday to Sunday
Food Preparation and delivery services 

*Take out only

Monday to Saturday
Water Refilling Stations  Monday to Sunday
Laundry Services (including self-service machines)  Monday to Saturday
Manufacturing and processing plants of basic food products and medicines  Monday to Saturday
Banks, money transfer services, microfinance institutions, pawnshops, and credit cooperatives, including their armored vehicle services, if any.  Monday to Saturday
Power, energy, water, and telecommunications supplies and facilities Monday to Sunday
Business Process Outsourcing (establishments) (work-from-home, on-site or near-site accommodation, or point-to-point shuttling arrangements)  Monday to Sunday


CLUSTER 2 (Per E.O. No. 83, S. 2020)

Type of Business  Schedule
Agriculture Supply Stores Monday to Saturday
Veterinary Supply Stores Monday to Saturday
Veterinary Clinics Monday to Saturday
Electrical Supply Stores and Repair Services Monday to Saturday
Auto Supply Stores and Repair Services  Monday to Saturday
Bicycle Supply Shop and Repair Shop  Monday to Saturday
Garment and textile *For consideration
Hardware Stores Monday to Saturday
Appliance Supply and Repair Stores Monday to Wednesday
Office Supply Stores, School Supplies and Bookstores  Monday to Saturday
Electronic/Electrical Supply Store  Monday to Saturday
Information and Communications Technology and Gadget Stores  Monday to Saturday
Furniture Stores Monday to Wednesday
Printing and Publishing Monday to Saturday


Type of Business  Schedule 
Courier Services  Monday to Sunday
Professional Services  Monday to Saturday
Medical Clinics and Health Clinics such as dermatological and other clinics for non-aesthetic such as dental, optometric, and EENT, subject to strict health standards and strict observance of infection prevention and control protocols. Wearing PPE by dentists and attendants shall be mandatory. Monday to Sunday
Beauty Parlors and barber shops  *For Deliberation
Boarding Houses Monday to Saturday
Cell phone Load Stations  *For deliberation
Newspaper Stand Monday to Sunday
ESL schools, online tutorials schools Monday to Saturday
Infant/maternity sections (within malls and department stores) subject to mall guidelines Monday to Wednesday
General Merchandise

*Alternate Stalls

Monday to Saturday 
Repair of computers and personal and household goods  Monday to Saturday
Watch repair stand Monday to Wednesday
Welding shop, machine shop/repair  Monday to Saturday
Wellness stores and personal and household goods CLOSED

[UPDATE MAY 15, 2020, 8:12 PM] After clarifying the schedule for beauty parlors and barbershops which is initially for deliberation from PIO – Baguio, they have stated that ‘under the recent (today) IATF guidelines, these shops shall not be allowed yet during GCQ (subject for review of DTI).’


Section Schedule 
Construction workers for public and private construction projects that are identified as critical and essential (e.i sewerage, water service facilities, flood controls, etc.)  Monday to Saturday
Public transportation (PUJs, Taxis only), limited number and reduced occupancy and subject to LTFR/BTTWG Guidelines  Monday to Sunday

CLUSTER 5: Maharlika, Mabini, Center Mall, Gunting Enterprises

Types of Business Schedule
Retail and Repair of ICT (cellphone, laptop, desktop, other gadgets, load) Monday to Saturday

Note:  Stalls with the same line of business, usually in the same section in the market, shall be divided into Stall A and Stall B respectively.

Stalls A and B will operate alternately to ensure social distancing and give equal chances to all stall owners. Each stall is allowed one  (1) attendee and one (1) customer at a time only.

Note: Other business establishments that are no longer in the list shall be closed until further notice.

Business Establishments and Activities not Allowed to Operate under GCQ

  • Department stores (Except for infant and maternity supplies section)
  • RTW/Second-hand clothing
  • Souvenir shops
  • Handicrafts
  • Massage/Spa services
  • Amusement
  • Gyms, fitness studios and sports facilities
  • Accommodation (for tourists and transients) (Accommodation may be used as quarantine facilities as well as temporary accommodation for essential industries such as healthcare facilities, POs, and other frontline service sector)
  • Internet/ Computer shops
  • Tutorial services
  • Music class
  • Tobacco section (Baguio City Public Market)
  • Jewelry section (Baguio City Public Market)
  • Ambulant and sidewalk vendors
  • Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural activities
  • Gambling and betting activities
  • Travel agency, tour operator, reservation service and related activities
  • Activities of membership organizations
  • Physical classes, but flexible learning arrangements allowed
  • Group functions inside business establishments 

SOURCE: PIO – Baguio


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