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Temporary Transportation Scheme in Baguio City for July 16-31, 2021





The Public Information Office of Baguio City has released on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, the temporary transportation plan in Baguio City for July 16-31, 2021, unless shortened due to changes in quarantine classification.




July Temporary Transportation Plan

Private Vehicles and Motorcycles

According to the advisory, the Baguio City Number Coding Scheme (City Ordinance Numbered 01 s. 2003) is in effect and applies to all Private vehicles and motorcycles traveling within the City of Baguio.

Number Code and Day Prohibited

  • 1 – 2:  Monday
  • 3 – 4: Tuesday
  • 5 – 6: Wednesday
  • 7 – 8: Thursday
  • 9 – 0:  Friday

Exempted from the Coding Ordinance

The following are exempted from the coding ordinance:

  • Health workers and members of the Baguio City Contact Tracing Team.
  • Uniformed personnel of the AFP, PNP, BFP, PCG, BJMP, and BUCOR.
  • Service providers in emergency and disaster management.
  • Utility services for water, electricity, telecommunications, and waste management.
  • Those persons may be authorized by the local COVID-19 IATF.
  • ALL Public Utility Vehicles such as but not limited to PUJs, Tourist Transport, buses, and modern PUJs, which were given LTFRB Special Permits and contracts to ferry health workers for free are exempted from the number coding ordinance until further notice.



ALL Baguio PUJ units are allowed to operate except for Trancoville and Aurora Hill Routes which are only allowed at a maximum of 100 units each to ply within the City. PUJ operation time is permitted starting from 4:00 a.m. Monday to Sunday and relative to Executive Order No. 24 series of 2021, Section 1.C: “An Amending Section 1, Paragraphs (C) and (E) of Executive Order No. 10, series of 2021”.



Further, PUJ units are to carry only up to the allowed seating capacity as discussed during the December 16, 2020 meeting with TMWG. Due to the decreased PUJ seating capacity as mandated by the National IATF in observance of the physical distancing, the income of PUJ drivers and Operators is likewise reduced. They are encouraged to observe, but not to make compulsory, the Tip Box Ordinance of the City (City Ordinance Numbered 71 series of 2020).

In addition, PUJ operation time is permitted starting from 4:00 AM. Monday to Sunday and are to carry only up to the allowed seating capacity as discussed during the December 16, 2020 meeting with TMWG.

The 366 BCPO Special Permits issued to PUJs from LISTT areas may be increased depending on the assessment of each LISTT PUJ Association Officials on their passenger/commuter demand. They shall maintain their temporary loading/staging areas at Shagem St., Otek St., Marcoville, Naguillian Road near Coyeesan and PLDT Satellite Office, Rabbit Sink Hole and Slaughter House with limited number of vehicles at any given time.



All Baguio and LISTT PUJ units are still subject to LTFRB issued Special Permit, those who operate without the LTFRB Special Permit may face sanctions as provided in applicable laws, ordinances, or issuances.
PUJ operators and drivers must ensure that their passengers follow all Covid-19 safety protocols:
  • NO FACE SHIELD NO FACE MASK, NO RIDE policy shall be strictly implemented.
  • All passengers are required to wear face shields and face masks for the whole duration of the trip.
  • PUJ drivers shall properly wear their face masks at all times while driving and wear face shields after disembarking from their vehicles.
  • Plastic barriers between the driver and the front passenger should totally enclose the driver and shall be maintained clean and disinfected at all times.



Cargo and Delivery Trucks

Outside the Central Business District

Truck Ban Time
  • 06:00 AM – 09:00 AM
  • 04:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Window Time

  • 09:01 AM  – 03:59 PM

Roads Within the Central Business District

Truck Ban Time
  • 06:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Window Time
  • 09:01 PM – 05:59 AM

Taxis

Taxi units may operate from 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM the following day. And, the following shall be implemented:
  • “No Face Mask and Face Shield, No Ride” policy. All passengers, are required to wear face shields and face masks for the whole duration of the trip. Taxi drivers shall properly wear their face masks at all times while driving and wear face shields after disembarking from their vehicles. Plastic barriers between the driver and the front passenger should totally enclose the driver and shall be maintained clean and disinfected at all times.
  • Use of passenger logbook for contact tracing, in addition to provisions provided in LTFRB MC No. 2020-018
  • Other health and safety measures prescribed by the LTFRB and the City Government, through the BTMWG.

Permitted Taxi Units shall follow the temporary number coding scheme stated below and special Taxis may be contacted through online digital platform/taxi-hailing applications.




July 16-31 2021

DATEDAYNUMBERS PROHIBITED
6AM to 6 AM NEXT DAY
July 16Friday1,2,3,4
July 17Saturday5,6,7,8
July 18Sunday9,0,1,2
July 19Monday3,4,5,6
July 20Tuesday7,8,9,0
July 21Wednesday1,2,3,4
July 22Thursday5,6,7,8
July 23Friday9,0,1,2
July 24Saturday3,4,5,6
July 25Sunday7,8,9,0
July 26Monday1,2,3,4
July 27Tuesday5,6,7,8
July 28Wednesday9,0,1,2
July 29Thursday3,4,5,6
July 30Friday7,8,9,0
July 31Saturday1,2,3,4




Furthermore, passengers are encouraged to always ask for the fare receipt that may be used for contact tracing an incidence of left baggage.

Parking for Motorcycle and Bicycles

The following areas shall be allowed/used as temporary parking for motorcycles and bicycles for the duration of the Modified General Community Quarantine:
  • Governor Pack Road across BCPO – Compac 4 Office.
  • Shanum Street near Baguio Orchidarium and Tourist Police, parking time will be from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM only.
  • Along Lapu-Lapu Street at the rear portion of Jollibee Magsaysay previously occupied by Holyghost PUJs. Parking time will be from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM only.
  • Additional parking space for bicycles only: Malcolm Square, Post Office Loop, and at City Hall Gate fronting Insular Life Building.

All Road Side Parking

Roadside parking is only allowed within the demarcation lines for the implementation of City Ordinance No. 68 series of 2020, “Regulating the use of certain roads/streets within the Central Business District in the City of Baguio.”
Likewise, the whole stretch of Otek Street, Salvosa Drive, Bautista Drive, and Lower Shagem shall be primarily and temporarily used as PUJ loading/staging areas.



Interzonal Transportation

Initially, and in consideration of the carrying capacity of the central triage of Baguio City, only eight (8) buses per day are allowed to enter the City, until such time that the selected PUV operators are able to establish their own triage facilities following the standards set by the Baguio Health Department.
As determined by the City after a series of consultations with LTFRB and the transport groups, the following are required by City, in addition to those specified by LTFRB MC 2020-051:

Identified Routes and Terminals

  1. Public Utility Bus (PUB) from the NCR, Bataan, Zambales, Pampanga and Tarlac area will pass thru the expressways.
    a. Pick-up/drop off point – shall be inside the respective terminals of these PUBs.
    b. The PUB’s terminals shall designate a triage area for incoming passengers
    c. Provision for an isolation area with the following minimum criteria: open area/adequate ventilation, with a handwashing facility or hand sanitizer station near a restroom near the exit, with provision for chairs, face mask and face shield.
  2. The use of PUBs with own comfort rooms is preferred to avoid stop-over as much as possible.
    a. Stop-overs shall only be allowed during medical emergency cases.
    b. As an administrative control: driver and/or conductor substitution shall not be allowed. Similarly, pairing of the same driver and conductor should always be maintained.
    c. Pick-up of passengers within the route shall never be allowed.
  3. All units shall be installed with an air-filtration system capable of filtering PM2.5 particles.
  4. All units shall be subject to inspection by LGU – Baguio and LTFRB prior operation.
  5. Daily trips are STRICTLY point to point from place of origin to destination. No passenger pick-ups shall be made in-between the place of origin and destination.
  6. Once seated, passengers shall not be allowed to roam around or change seats.

Procedure on Routes Allowed to Operate

  • Deployment of bus units and identification of operator shall be as follows:
    •  The Baguio City LGU shall limit the number of passengers allowed to travel to and from their jurisdiction per day, the corresponding number of bus units to be deployed (to accommodate the number of allowed passengers) will be based on the said number.
    • Based on the capability of the Baguio City Central Triage (BCCT), the initial number of buses allowed shall be eight (8) buses or units per day only.
    •  Entry of PUBs at the BCCT will have an interval of at least one (1) hour in the arrival time. This is to limit traffic and congestion along the triage area.
    • Operators may increase the number of units they will operate upon installation and certification by the Health Services Office (HSO) of their own triage.

Requirements for Travel (applicable for those travelling using private vehicles)

All Baguio-bound travels shall be based on the Issued Executive Order No. 79 series of 2021, “An Order setting amended entry Protocols for travelers coming to the City of Baguio under restricted status during Community Quarantine.”




Pre-booking and Contact Tracing

  1. Use of contactless payment is recommended
  2. Bus operators shall provide an electronic copy of their Passenger Manifest based on their booking facility for each trip. Said Passenger Manifest shall be sent to the LTFRB Central Office or Regional Office having jurisdiction in the point of origin via the RFRO’s official email address not later than 12:00 noon of the day following the date of travel. Non-compliance with the submission of Passenger Manifests shall be sanctioned accordingly.
    • Similarly, a copy of said manifest should also be sent to the BCCT.
  3. Information and Educational materials. infographics on COVID-19 including health protocols on prevention shall be posted inside the vehicle.

Triage Procedure Upon Entry

  • To facilitate the triaging of incoming passengers, they shall be triaged inside the PUB; the triaging staff shall be entering the PUB and do the necessary procedures therein.
  • For returning workers, they shall be made to alight the PUB and be triaged separately.



Weekly Bus Schedule

RouteSUNDAYAllowed No. of Units
NCR (unrestricted)- Baguio City and v.v.Victory Liner Inc.
Genesis Transport Service Inc. (Saulog Transit Inc.)1 unit
North Genesis Bus Line Inc.1 unit
Solid North Inc. (P2P)1 unit
Phil. Rabbit Bus Lines1 unit
Bontoc Mt. Province, Baguio City and v.v.Rising Sun1 unit
Tadian Mt. Province - Baguio City and v.v.A Trans1 unit
Mariveles Bataan-Baguio City and v.v.Joy/Genesis Transport Service Inc.1 unit
No. of Bus per Day8



RouteTUESDAYAllowed No. of UnitsArrival Time at Central Triage, Baguio City
NCR (unrestricted)- Baguio City and v.v.Victory Liner Inc.8 AM-9 AM
12NN-1PM
5 PM-6 PM
Genesis Transport Service Inc. (Saulog Transit Inc.)1 unit7 PM-8 PM
North Genesis Bus Line Inc.1 unit9 AM-10 AM
Solid North Inc. (P2P)1 unit10 AM-11 AM
Phil. Rabbit Bus Lines1 unit2 PM-3 PM
Bontoc Mt. Province, Baguio City and v.v.Rising Sun1 unit3 PM-4 PM
Tadian Mt. ProvinceA Trans1 unit8 AM - 9 AM
Mariveles Bataan-Baguio City and v.v.Joy/Genesis Transport Services inc.1 unit6 PM-7 PM
Olongapo Zambales-Baguio City and v.v.Victory Liner Inc.1 unit1 PM-2 PM
No. of Bus per Day8




RouteWEDNESDAYAllowed No. of UnitsArrival Time at Central Triage, Baguio City
NCR (unrestricted)- Baguio City and v.v.Victory Liner Inc.8 AM-9 AM
12NN-1PM
5 PM-6 PM
Genesis Transport Service Inc. (Saulog Transit Inc.)1 unit7 PM-8 PM
North Genesis Bus Line Inc.1 unit9 AM-10 AM
Solid North Inc. (P2P)1 unit10 AM-11 AM
Phil Rabbit Bus Lines1 unit2 PM-3 PM
Bontoc Mt. Province, Baguio City and v.v.Rising Sun1 unit3 PM-4 PM
Tadian Mt. Province - Baguio City and v.v.A Trans1 unit8 AM - 9 AM
Mariveles Bataan-Baguio City and v.v.Joy/Genesis Transport Service Inc.1 unit6 PM-7 PM
Olongapo Zambales-Baguio City and v.v.1 PM-2 PM
No. of Bus per Day8

RouteTHURSDAYAllowed No. of UnitsArrival Time at Central Triage, Baguio City
NCR (unrestricted)- Baguio City and v.v.Victory Liner Inc.8 AM-9 AM
12NN-1PM
5 PM-6 PM
Genesis Transport Service Inc. (Saulog Transit Inc.)1 unit7 PM-8 PM
North Genesis Bus Line Inc.1 unit9 AM-10 AM
Solid North Inc. (P2P)1 unit10 AM-11 AM
Phil. Rabbit Bus Lines1 unit2 PM-3 PM
Bontoc Mt. Province, Baguio City and v.v.Rising Sun1 unit3 PM-4 PM
Mariveles Bataan-Baguio City and v.v.Joy/Genesis Transport Service Inc.1 unit6 PM-7 PM
Tadian Mt. Province- Baguio City v.v.A Trans1 unit8AM-9AM
Olongapo Zambales-Baguio City and v.v.Victory Liner Inc.1 PM-2 PM
No. of Bus per Day8



RouteSATURDAYAllowed No. of UnitsArrival Time at Central Triage, Baguio City
NCR (unrestricted)- Baguio City and v.v.Victory Liner Inc.3 units8 AM-9 AM
12NN-1PM
5 PM-6 PM
Genesis Transport Service Inc. (Saulog Transit Inc.)1 unit7 PM-8 PM
North Genesis Bus Line Inc.1 unit9 AM-10 AM
Solid North Inc. (P2P)1 unit10 AM-11 AM
Phil. Rabbit Bus Lines1 unit2 PM-3 PM
Bontoc Mt. Province, Baguio City and v.v.Rising Sun1 unit3 PM-4 PM
Tadian Mt. Province - Baguio City and v.v.A Trans1 unit
Mariveles Bataan-Baguio City and v.v.Joy/Genesis Transport Services Inc.1 unit6 PM-7 PM
Olongapo Zambales-Baguio City and v.v.Victory Liner Inc.1 PM-2 PM
No. of Bus per Day8

Penalty

A one-strike policy shall be implemented. Such that in the event of any violation or breach of these protocols, the operation of the violator/PUB shall immediately cease.

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Source: PIO-Baguio


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