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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

Baguio night market reopens December 1

Updated: Dec 1, 2020


Baguio City, Philippines – As part of the new normal, night market in the city along the Harrison Road is set to reopen on Tuesday, December 1; PIO Baguio reported.


Said move, according to Mayor Benjamin Magalong, is meant to restore the people’s livelihood which was closed down during the outbreak of the Coronavirus. In line with this, strict implementation of health and safety protocols shall also be observed.


Over 1000 vendors were affected when the night market’s operation stopped.


In the report, Market Superintendent Fernando Ragma, Jr. told that ground preparations is underway to ensure that the physical arrangement goes with the minimum health standard protocol. Enough space will also be provided to cater to physical distancing rules. As a result, stall measurements will be 2m by 2m, and the former 5 lanes will become 3 to provide more space for customers. Alleys will also be adjusted to 5 meters.


According to Ragma, a set of operational guidelines has already been submitted to the mayor for his approval. Proposed operational time starts at 8 PM until 11 PM. This was agreed to by Baguio City Police Office under the supervision of Director Col. Allen Rae Co.


50 percent of the number of vendors will be allowed to operate per week, divided into two groups and shall operate in an alternate manner.


As told in the report, 481 concessionaries shall be allowed to operate in a day. These include 433 dry goods stalls and 48 food stalls.


The City Market Authority Task Force and the City Health Services Office Sanitation Division under Engr. Charles Carama was also reported to have crafted health and safety protocols for the resumption of said night market.


Health Protocol Officer will be providing assistance to each vendor in the implementation of the health and safety protocols by the city.


The night market is a popular destination for tourists and locals in the city who are interested in thrift shopping.


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