SANTA, Ilocos Sur — The local government unit (LGU) of Santa is implementing a scheme that will limit the number of residents who need to buy goods at the town’s public market to avoid overcrowding and ensure proper social distancing.
Mayor Jesus Bueno, Jr. issued Executive Order No. 62 s. of 2020 on April 12 providing market schedules of all the 26 barangays to manage and control the convergence of people in public places, specifically at the public market, during the enhanced community quarantine.
The market schedule of every barangay in the municipality is as follows:
April 17 (6am-12nn) – Quirino and Quezon; (12nn-6pm) – Marcos and Magsaysay
April 18 (6am-10am) – Tabucolan; (10am-2pm) – Pasungol; (2pm-6pm) – Bucalag
April 19 (6am-10am) – Rancho; (10am-2pm) – Calungboyan; (2pm-6pm) – Casiber
April 20 (6am-10am) – Rizal; (10am-2pm) – Banaoang; (2pm-6pm) – Namalangan
April 21 (6am-10am) – Ampandula; (10am-2pm) – Sacuyya Norte; (2pm-6pm) – Sacuyya Sur
April 22 (6am-12nn) – Manueva and Mabilbila Norte; (12nn-6pm) – Basug and Cabangaran
April 23 (6am-10am) – Labut Norte; (10am-2pm) – Labut Sur; (2pm-6pm) – Mabilbila Sur
April 24 (6am-12nn) – Marcos and Magsaysay; (12nn-6pm) – Quirino and Quezon
April 25 (6am-10am) – Bucalag; (10am-2pm) – Tabucolan; (2pm-6pm) – Pasungol
April 26 (6am-10am) – Casiber; (10am-2pm) – Rancho; (2pm-6pm) – Calungboyan
April 27 (6am-10am) – Namalangan; (10am-2pm) – Rizal; (2pm-6pm) – Banaoang
April 28 (6am-10am) – Sacuyya Sur; (10-2pm) – Ampandula; (2pm-6pm) – Sacuyya Norte
April 29 (6am-12nn) –Basug and Cabangaran; (12nn-6pm) – Manueva and Mabilbila Norte
Mayor Bueno said in the order that residents of Barangays Dammay, Oribi and Nagpanaoan can access the public market at any time and day of the week due to the difficulty of transportation to the public market from their respective barangays.
There will be checkpoints at the approach of the considered central business district (CBD) of the municipality manned by personnel of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
“Residents are reminded to use a face mask and bring their household pass with their identification card. Individuals who are not residents of the barangay scheduled for market day will not be allowed to enter the CBD unless for emergency or necessary situations and purposes,” he said.
He added, the LGU-Santa shall provide a free shuttle service to transport residents along the national highway, to and from the public market during the market schedule per barangay.
Aside from Santa, other LGUs implementing the market schedule include the municipalities of Narvacan and Santa Cruz.
Meanwhile, the City Government of Candon continues to bring the market closer to residents through its “Market on Wheels” program as part of the local government’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).