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GCQ Guidelines in the Province of Benguet

As the entire Cordillera Region will be placed on General Community Quarantine for the whole month of February, under Executive Order No. 2021-02, new guidelines for GCQ in the province of Benguet which was adopted in the IATF Guidelines with Amendments as of January 21, 2021, will be implemented starting Feb. 1.

GCQ Guidelines in Benguet

Here are the following GCQ guidelines in the province:

Movement of All Persons

The movement of all persons shall be limited to accessing essential goods and services and for work in offices or industries that are permitted to operate.

Persons to Remain in their Residences

The following are required to remain in their residences at all times:

  • Below 15 years old
  • 65 years old and above
  • With immunodeficiency, comorbidity, or other health risks, and pregnant women

Except: When under the circumstances for obtaining essential goods and services or for work in permitted industries and offices.

Government Offices

As stated in the EO, work in government offices may still be at full operational capacity or under such alternative working arrangements, in accordance with CSC rules and regulations. Transport may be provided.

Allowed Sector to Operate

All permitted establishments and activities shall be allowed to operate or be undertaken at full operational capacity.

The following sectors will be allowed to operate:

Full Operation Capacity

  • Health facilities and services
  • Power, energy, water, and other utilities
  • agriculture,
  • fishery 
  • forestry industries,
  • food manufacturing and food supply chain businesses, including food retail establishments such as supermarkets, grocery stores, and food preparation establishments insofar as take-out and delivery services, food delivery services
  • health-related establishments
  • logistics sector
  • information technology 
  • telecommunication companies,
  • media



50 % up to Operational Capacity

    • Mining
    • Manufacturing
    • electronic commerce companies, as well as other delivery, repair, and maintenance
    • housing
    • office services

*without prejudice to work from home and other alternative work arrangements

Skeleton Workingforce to 50% Operational Capacity

  • Financial services
  • legal and accounting
  • auditing services
  • professional, scientific,  technical, and other non-leisure services, 
  • barbershops and salons 
  • other non-leisure wholesale and retail establishments

*without prejudice to work from home and other alternative work arrangements

Subject to Approval

The operation of the following is subject to the approval of the LGU where these industries are located:

  • Amusement
  • gaming
  • fitness  and sports establishments
  • entertainment industries



Malls, Grocery Stores and Others

The following are still encouraged to extend their store operations:

  • Malls and shopping centers
  • supermarkets
  • public markets
  • grocery stores
  • agri-fishery supply stores
  • veterinary supply stores
  • pharmacies
  • drug stores
  • other retail establishments engaged in selling essential goods

Public and Private Construction

All public and private construction projects shall be allowed but with strict compliance to the construction safety guidelines issued by the DPWH for the implementation of infrastructure projects during the pandemic.

Accommodation Establishments

Only hotels or accommodation establishments with valid DOT accreditation shall be allowed to accommodate guests and clients for legitimate purposes under a state of a public health emergency.

The operations of such hotels and accommodation establishments, as well as ancillary establishments within their premises such as restaurants, cafés, gyms, spas, function halls, and the like, shall be subject to guidelines issued by the DOT and the IATF.



Face-to-Face Classes

Face-to-face or in-person classes shall be suspended.

  • For higher education, the recommendations of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for higher education institutions (HEIs) shall be adopted.
  • For technical vocational education and training (TVET) of the Technical Educational and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the following training and assessments may be conducted or provided by Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) and TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) subject to compliance with TESDA Guidelines and minimum public health standards.

Mass Gathering

Mass gatherings such as but not limited to the following shall be prohibited:

  • movie screenings
  • concerts
  • sporting events
  • other entertainment activities, community assemblies,
  • non-essential work gathering

Gatherings that are for the provision of critical government services and authorized humanitarian activities while adhering to the prescribed minimum health standards shall be allowed.

Religious gatherings in areas under GCQ shall be allowed up to thirty percent (30%) of the seating capacity.



Outdoor Non-contact Sports and others

Outdoor non-contact sports and other forms of exercise such as but not limited to the following are allowed provided that the minimum public health standards such as the wearing of masks and the maintenance of social distancing protocols, and no sharing of equipment where applicable, are observed.

  • walking
  • jogging
  • running
  • biking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • badminton
  • equestrian
  • range shooting
  • diving
  • skateboarding




Sectors of public transportation shall be allowed to operate at such capacity and protocols in accordance with guidelines issued by the DOTr.

Memorial Parks and Cemeteries

Visits to memorial parks and cemeteries shall be limited to not more than ten (10) persons per group.

All Types of Cargos

The movement of the following shall remain unhampered:

  • cargo
  • trucking
  • courier delivery of food, essential goods, basic commodities, agriculture inputs, and products

Provided, only a maximum of 5 personnel shall operate cargo, trucks, and delivery vehicles.


The movement of Authorized Persons Outside their Residences (APOR) shall be permitted including OFWs and other Overseas Filipinos returning to their places of residence.

EO No. 2021-02







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