The city government targets to reopen the Baguio night market along Harrison Road on December 1.
Below is the complete press release of the Public Information Office – City of Baguio by Aileen P. Refuerzo.
Baguio Market Superintendent Fernando Ragma Jr. said Mayor Benjamin Magalong had given the go signal for the resumption of operation of the popular destination for tourists and locals subject to stringent rules pursuant to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) health standards.
Ground preparations had been started with the repainting and fixing of lighting systems in the area done by the City Engineering Office under City Engr. Edgar Victorio Olpindo.
Ragma said a set of operational guidelines had been submitted to the mayor for approval.
As proposed, operation time will be from 8:00PM-11:30PM as agreed to by the Baguio City Police Office under City Director P Col. Allen Rae Co.
Only 50 percent will be allowed to open per week thus, the vendors will be divided into two groups to vend alternately.
There will be a total of 481 concessionaires (433 dry goods and 48 food).
Baguio night market hopes to reopen on Dec. 1
Stall measurement was adjusted from 1.5 meters (m) by 1.5 m to 2 m by 2 m.
Health and safety protocols had been crafted with the Baguio City Market Authority task force and the City Health Services Office Sanitation Division under Engr. Charles Carame.
As agreed on, each vendors’ block will have its own Health Protocol Officer (HPO) to assist the city in implementing health protocol policies and laws.
Tents will be uniform, green color to be provided by the concessionaires at their own expense, except food vendors which we maintain the old one.
Ragma said they will continue to engage the vendors and concerned agencies to ensure that the reoperation will run smoothly.
Training and orientation of the block leaders will also be conducted to guide them in the proper implementation of the health protocols.
The Baguio night market usually opens at 9 pm and closes at 4 am.
Baguio began welcoming tourists from Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, and Central Luzon on October 22.