EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 23 s. 2020 – An Order Placing the Municipality of Baliwag  under the GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE



WHEREAS, on May 27, 2020 the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has issued the Resolution No. 40 which directs the implementation of the General Community Quarantine in the Province of Bulacan ;
WHEREAS, Resolution No. 38 provides a
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND V. ESTRELLA, Municipal Mayor of Baliwag, by virtue of the powers vested in me, by law, do hereby order the following: ARTICLE I


SECTION 1. TITLE. This Executive Order shall be known as An Order Placing the Municipality of Baliwag Under the General Community Quarantine;
SECTION 2. DECLARATION OF GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE (GCQ). The Local Government Unit of Baliwag hereby places the whole Municipality under General Community Quarantine Effective 12:00 MN of 01 June 2020 until 11:59 pm of 15 June 2020 or unless lifted or withdrawn sooner by another Executive Order or other Provincial and National Policies;
3.1 References: This order used as material references issuances and guidelines coming from the National Inter-Agency Task Force and separate suppletory issuances of the different departments such as:
a. Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine (IATF Resolution No. 38 s. 2020)
b. Revised Construction Safety Guidelines for the Implementation of Infrastracture Projects during the Covid19 Public Health Crisis (DPWH Department Order no. 39, Repealing Department Order No. 35)
c. Guidelines to Follow for Barbershops and Salons (Department of Trade and Industry, Office of the Secretary)
d. Guidelines in the Enforcement of Regulations Relative to Land Transportation in the General Community Quarantine (Department of Transportation, MC 2020-2185)
e. Deferment on the Utilization of the Special Education Fund, (DILG Advisory, Secretary Eduardo Ańo, 18 May 2020)
f. General Provisions on the Unhampered Mass Transport of Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers, (Department of Interior and Local Government, Office of the Undersecreraty for Operations, USec Epimaco Densing III)
g. Extension of Deadlines for the payment of Taxes, Fees and Charges of the Local Government Units, (Department of Finance Circular 02-2020)
h. Guidelines on the Implementation of the General Community Quarantine (Presidential Communications Operations Office Slide Presentation)
i. Guidelines on the Issuance of Travel Pass, Quarantine Pass, (Department of Interior and Local Government Urgent Advisory, 31 May 2020)
j. Press Release on Travel Pass and Quarantine Pass, (Department of Interior and Local Government 31 May 2020)
k. Interim Protocols for Humanitarian Assistance During the Community Quarantine, (Regional Task Force on Covid19 27 May 2020)
l. Learning Continuity Plan (Department of Education, Secretary Leonor Briones Press Briefing)
m. Commission on Higher Education. (Implementation of Higher Education under Community Quarantine)
n. Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 s. 2020 (CSC, DOLE, DBM, DOH)
o. Interim Guidelines for Return to Workplaces
3.2 EO 22 s. 2020. The following mandate from the Executive Order No. 22 are restated for their continuous implementation:
a. Interim Guidelines For Return To Work Under Covid-19 Pandemic issued By The Philippine College Of Occupational Physicians (Section 5)
b. Clustering (Section 7)
c.Designation of Safety Officers
SECTION 4. HEALTH PROTOCOLS FOR INDIVIDUALS. The following shall be observed at all times:
4.1 Physical Distancing – Maintain at least one (1) meter separation from other individuals per the Mandatory Face Mask Ordinance of 2020;
4.2 Wearing of Face Mask- All individuals who leave their premises shall at all times wear a cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth) per the Mandatory Face Mask Ordinance of 2020;
4.3 Hand hygiene; cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation should be rigorously practiced;
4.4 Unilateral Direction;
4.5 Keep a registration of all employees, clients and visitors indicating their name, address, contact number, time-in and time out before entering the building.
4.6 Availability of Alcohol and Sanitizers and Provisions for Handwashing including soap;
4.7 Posting of visual signages and recorded reminders;
4.8 Mandatory screening of temperature. (Persons found to have a temperature of 37.5 or higher must be isolated, allow to rest for five minutes and recheck temperature again. If consistently high, the safety officer shall indorsed the matter to the company physician or infirmary for subsequent endorsement to the referal institution or report to the Municipal Health Office by calling the Baliwag Covid Telemed Hotline 09615572190 to 99);
4.9 Accomplish Active Case Finding Form issued through the barangay and through online for non-resident employees.

SECTION 5. The following individuals are required to remain in their residences at all times:
5.1 Any person below twenty-one (21) years old;
5.2 Those who are sixty (60) years old and above;
5.3 Those with immunodeficiency, comorbidities, or other health problems;
5.4 High Risk Pregnant women.

*Except when indispensable under the circumstances for obtaining essential goods and services, for work in industries and offices, or such other permitted activities.

SECTION 6. CURFEW. Citizens except whose duties are within the curfew hours shall stay inside their dwellings from:

Monday to Sundays 10:00 pm until 4:59 am

All persons allowed to report back to work, provide services, and continue business shall always bring company ID, business permits, certificate of employment, or certification from barangays for farmers.

Non-Baliwagenyo residents are only allowed to enter stores and buy goods and products in different establishments from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm daily.



7.1 ALLOWED INDUSTRIES DURING GCQ the following establishments, businesses, services are allowed; however, they must comply with the safety protocols of existing guidelines of the government:

  1. Utilities: power, energy, water, telecom, aircon, water collection/supply, waste management, sewerage (except septic tank emptying, but including pest control, garbage collection, etc.;
  2. Repair and installation of machinery and equipment;
  3. Telecommunications companies (e.g., ISPs, cable providers, telco 3rd party contractors);
  4. Energy companies (incl. 3rd party contractors) across the transmission, distribution, maintenance, retail, exploration, operations, trading, and delivery of raw materials (incl. refineries and depots);
  5. Gasoline Stations;
  6. Construction workers accredited by the DPWH to work on facilities for healthcare and risk reduction;
  7. Manufacturing companies and suppliers of products necessary for construction;
  8. Media Establishments;
  9. Repair of computers and personal and household goods;
  10. Housing Service Activities
  11. Special purpose accommodation for healthcare workers, OFWs, workers in permitted sectors, and non-OFWs with mandated quarantine;
  12. Funeral Parlors
  13. Public and private construction projects that are essential (I.e., sewerage, water services facilities, digital works, health facilities) and priority (i.e., food production, agriculture, energy, housing, communication, water utilities, manufacturing, and BPO) allowed; *Small Scale Projects are not allowed;
  14. Office administrative and office support (e.g., photocopying, billing);
  15. Hotels (limited to the provision of basic services)
  16. Veterinary Clinics;
  17. Security and Investigation Activities;
  18. Malls and commercial centers (Non-Leisure only);
  19. Dining/ Restaurants (No Dine-in, Delivery and Take-Out Only);
  20. Hardware stores;
  21. Clothing and accessories;
  22. Mall-based government frontline services;
  23. Bookstores, school, and office supplies stores;
  24. Baby care supplies stores;
  25. Pet food and pet care supplies stores;
  26. It, communications and electronic equipment;
  27. Flower, jewellery, novelty, antique, perfume shops; and
  28. Toy stores (with playgrounds and amusement areas closed.)
  29. Barbershops and Salons

7.2. PROHIBITED INDUSTRIES DURING GCQ. The following establishments, business and services are still prohibited during the implementation of the GCQ.
1. Gyms/ Fitness studios
2. Entertainment industries (e.g., cinemas, theatres, karaoke bars, and alike)
3. Kid amusement industries (e.g., playrooms and rides)
4. Libraries, archives, museums, and cultural centers
5. Tourist destinations
6. Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation service, and related activities
7. Personal care services (massage parlors, sauna, facial care, waxing, etc.

SECTION 8. CLUSTERING. Due to the limited capacity of the public market and talipapas, clustering are still implemented from 5:00 am until 10 am. Quarantine Passes are still required in special areas stated below.
8.1 Public Market, RonRon, Sagrada Familia Market, Concepcion Talipapa
CLUSTER 1. (MONDAY) Makinabang Matangtubig Bagong Nayon Tangos CLUSTER 2. (TUESDAY)

Sta. Barbara
Virgen Delas Flores
Sto. Niño CLUSTER 3. (WEDNESDAY) Sabang Calantipay Pinagbarilan San Roque Paitan CLUSTER 4. (THURSDAY) Concepcion Tibag Tarcan Sulivan CLUSTER 5. (FRIDAY) Poblacion Pagala San Jose Barangca Piel

CLUSTER 6. (SATURDAY) Sto. Cristo Subic Tiaong Tilapayong Hinukay

8.2 Commercial Establishments at the Intersection of Tiaong, VDF, Sta. Barbara and San Jose and Commercial Establishments in Tarcan. Due to high volume of people patronizing stores along JP Rizal St. in the morning and afternoon noticeably slowing down traffic and some failures to meet the basic principle of physical distancing, the barangay concerned may issue as necessary executive orders to allow.only a certain number of people to purchase goods and avail services from those commercial establishments. The barangays concerned may issue separate memorandum orders or circulars for the implemention of this order. The respective Barangay Orders must contain jurisdiction, enforcement, monitoring and penalty. The order must be released not later than three (3) days upon the release of this order. A copy of which must be submitted to the Office of the Municipal Administrator anf the Municipal Legal Office for evaluation if such orders are within the bounds of this order and law. The Barangay Captains concerned shall meet, discuss and agree on the terms of their respective orders.

SECTION 9. WORKPLACE SPECIFIC PROTOCOLS AND MEASURES. Establishments and institutions that resume their business and services shall adhere with the following protocols and measures:9.1 Food Service Workplaces

9.1.1 Resume operations with take-out / delivery service only. After the GCQ, gradually re-introduce dine-ins;
9.1.2 Temporarily discontinue buffets and salad bar services;
9.1.3 Create more spaces in the dining area and maintain a two-meter distance between tables when dine-in resumes;
9.1.4 Provide disposable (non-shared) menu booklets or use an LED menu board;
9.1.5 Provide alcohol-based wipes or touchless soap dispenser on wash areas for patrons;
9.1.6 Promote contactless service for dine-in patrons;
9.1.7 Provide disposable cutlery and wash non-disposable utensils with effective soap solution on warm water;
9.1.8 Mark spacing distances in food centers with queue lines;
9.1.9 Frequently disinfect common spaces.9.2 Commercial Store/ Centers (Banks, Boutiques, Groceries, Etc.)

9.2.1 Establish a maximum number of people inside the store/ shop at any given time and limit entry points;
9.2.2 Promote online transactions and shopping services;
9.2.3 Implement cashless and contact-less sales and customer service; and
9.2.4 Frequently sanitize and disinfect items for sale and other high-touch objects in the store;
9.2.5 Keep a registration of all employees, clients and visitors indicating their name, address, contact number, time-in and time out before entering the building;
9.2.6 Install tents or other engineering controls as necessary to ensure that clients shall observe physical distancing;
9.2.7 Implement Minimum Health standards.9.3 Offices in Buildings (Standard Offices) 9.3.1 Limit the number of people who uses the elevators or escalators;

9.3.2 Put markers on carpets and other flooring materials to create visual boundaries around and between desks that face each other and signs that direct walking traffic in a single direction;
9.3.3 Put more vending machines instead of operating cafeterias;
9.3.4 Discourage physical meetings and implement online/ live stream method of communications;
9.4.5 Keep a registration of all employees, clients and visitors indicating their name, address, contact number, time-in and time out before entering the building. 9.4. Barbershops and Salons

9.4.1Posting of information at the entrance and other prominent or conspicuous areas about the following:
a. Mandatory wearing of face masks at all times;
b. Social distancing protocols of the establishment;
c. Regular sanitation schedule and procedures (a 10-minute interval for sanitation in between clients is required);
d. Within 30 days, cashless mode of payment shall already be available, if applicable;
e. By-appointment only;
f. Client-personnel interaction protocols;
g. No companions shall be allowed and
h. Enforcement measures for clients who refuse to comply with the protocols in a manner consistent with the law.

9.4.2 Requiring the placing of the following at the entrance:
a. Floor mat or foot bath with disinfectant
b. Thermal scanner (i.e., for temperature reading)
c. Alcohol that can be easily sprayed on the clients’ hands
d. Health checklist to be distributed to all clients
e. A system where the personal effects of clients, including bags, jackets, and gadgets, are disinfected and deposited in secured sanitary plastic bags
f. Face shields to be distributed to clients if they availed shampoo services
9.4.3 Enforcement of the following protocols concerning equipment found in the workplace:
a. Distancing of chairs to at least one (1) meter apart on all sides;
b. Visible floor markings for the guidance of clients;
c. Proper ventilation;
d. Personal effects of personnel should be placed in plastic bags stored in an area inaccessible to clients;
e. Face masks readily available for sale, or otherwise, to clients;
f. Sanitizing equipment and tools that are visible to clients;
g. Sterilization of workstation before and after each service;
h. Pieces of furniture that are made of porous materials must be covered in plastic for ease of sanitation; and
i. Strict use of disposable-only menus, reading materials, and magazines.
9.4.4 Enforcement of the following protocols concerning employees in the workplace:
a. No personnel with COVID-19 symptoms or with exposure to COVID-19 patients shall be allowed to work; • No wearing of pieces of jewelry (e.g., rings, bracelets, watches, earrings, exposed body piercings);
b. Observance of proper personal hygiene (e.g., clipped fingernails, observance of company-imposed personal sanitation);
c. Mandatory wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to:
• Face mask
• Face shield
• Eye glasses
• Gloves
• Hair caps
d. Mandatory wearing of closed shoes;
e. Observance of the proper disposal of single-use supplies (e.g., cotton balls, popsicle sticks, tissue);
f. Observance and enforcement of the client-personnel interaction protocols;
g. Mandatory declaration of health and whereabouts priorto every duty in case contact tracing becomes necessary; and
h.Frequent hhandwashin or sanitizing.
9.4.5 Requiring the following procedures upon exit:
a. No physical contact during payment
b. Personnel are provided with small trays for accepting cash; and
c. Ensure that clients who prefer to use an alternative mode of payment are able to do so.
d. Regular sanitation of high-contact areas and surfaces (e.g., pens used for filling out forms, door handles, common tables)

9.4 Construction. Public and private constructions are allowed during the GCQ but shall strictly follow the provisions of DPWH Department Order 35 and the following:
Before deployment

  1. Only 21 to 59 yrs old* without pre-existing health conditions allowed to work;
  2. Workers to be tested before starting (to funded by the contractors);
  3. Workers housed in barracks for project duration, with segregated facilities – initial transport via private shuttle (not public transport);
  4. Workers must secure a Special Baliwag Health Card indicating Rapid Testing was secured on date specified.
    During Employment
    1. Safe distancing (>1 mn, incl. in barracks);
  5. Daily disinfection;
  6. Errands outside the construction site minimized;
  7. Mandated quarantine for all personnel returning from outside;
  8. Deliveries and disposal handled by separate team shall wear PPEs for all employees.
  9. Designate a Safety Officer to ensure compliance.

SECTION 10. WORK and ENGAGEMENTS IN GOVERNMENT. Following the Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 10 S. 2020, the Local Government Unit of Baliwag adopts the alternative working arrangements prescribed by the said circular.
10.1 SCHEDULE. All municipal offices except the Municipal Health Office, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, Business Permit and Licensing Office, Municipal Treasurer’s Office, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, Sanitation Unit, Baliwag Traffic Management Office, Public Assistance and Complaint Center, Slaughterhouse and Public Market shall operate from Monday to Thursday, 7:00 am until 6:00 pm.
The Municipal Health Office and the Municipal Social Welfare and Development remain open from Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Baliwag Traffic Management Office, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, and the Public Assistance and Complaint Center are open on their current schedule. Meanwhile, the Business Permit and Licensing Office and the Municipal Treasurer’s Office will operate from Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 4 pm.
10.2 SOCIAL MEDIA. All departments, division offices and units under the Social, Economic and Peace and Order Clusters shall maintain a social media page for purposes of online inquiries and online consultations objectively preventing people from unnecessary visits to or merely cutting the number of visits to the local government unit.
10.2.1 Dedicated Online Moderator and Online Booking Staff – Each office shall designate a staff who may be working from home or any responsible, customer-driven employee who will respond to all querries made thru the social media platform. The names of designated persons shall provide the content and if no one in the department or office are into graphical arts shall be assisted by either the Public Information Office or the Municipal Administrator’s Office.
10.2.2 Moderation and Acceptable Moderation Period. An office may designate a minimum of two moderators ensuring that clients inquiries are responded within acceptable time period not more than one hour at daytime or during office hours. Designated moderators shall be allowed to work from home.
10.2.3 Monitoring. In order for the Human Resource Management Office and the Office of the Mayor to strictly monitor specific standards are met such as brand management, moderation; timeliness and content, the concerned Department Head, the Human Resource Management Office and designated monitoring from the PMT and the Office of the Municipal Administrator shall be automatically Administrator of the account.
10.3 PAYMENT OF DUES, PENALTIES. All dues that fall within the period of enhanced and modified community quarantine shall be paid on or before June 25, 2020 without earning any penalties.

SECTION 11. DESIGNATING HEALTH SAFETY OFFICERS. All establishments with more than ten (10) persons shall designate a safety officer. The names of the designated person and designation and acceptance papers shall be submitted to the Business Permits and Licensing Office for subsequent endorsement to the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Office.

SECTION 12. NEW NORMAL MANAGEMENT. The Local Government of Baliwag shall establish and update defined new normal principles in conjunction with the Municipality’s COVID-19 management.
It shall establish and update a defined new normal principles in conjunction with the Municipality’s COVID-19 management. It shall create a New Normal Council that formulates implementing guidelines.
11.1 All private and public establishments, church organizations, institutions, shall ensure that a new normal management plan is submitted to the New Normal Technical Working Group for evaluation of the Local Task Force.
The New Normal parameters shall have the basic health safety principles such as but not limited to:
1. Physical distancing
2. Engineering Controls
3. Health teaching
4. Promotion of New Normal
5. Service delivery alternative such as Online features
6. Personal hygiene
7. Handwashing provision
8. Availability of alcohol and sanitizers on common areas
9. Cashless payment
10. Masks and other appropriate PPEs.

SECTION 13. DTI-DOLE INTERIM GUIDELINES FOR RAPID TESTING. In compliance with the Interim Guidelines jointly released by the DTI and DOLE, employers and employees are required to undergo rapid testing for the renewal of health cards both for food and non-food classification.
The Accredited laboratories to be identified shall forward the results to the MHO for the issuance of health cards. Health Cards must be worn conspicuously. The Sangguniang Bayan shall determine the penalty for failure to present/display/wear such health card under the New Normal Ordinance.

SECTION 14. PUBLIC PLACES. Public Spaces Parks, Covered Courts, Arena, Sports Complex, Events Center shall be closed until the management of the said venue has articulated to the Local Government or the Local IATF that provisions for the implementation of minimum health safety standards are fully satisfied.
SECTION 15. BALIWAG NEW NORMAL ENFORCERS. The Baliwag New Normal Enforcers is hereby established as the principal enforcers of the New Notmal Order. The group shall have the following authority but not limited to:
a. Conduct inspection of all establishments using the Local IATF approved checklist;
b. Issue notice of warnings accompanied by photos or videos taken by the enforcer;
c. Validate complaints and veracity of social media posts and act accordingly to rectify the violation committed by an individual, group or institution;
d. Work hand in hand with other enforcement groups for the implementation of this order;
e. Device forms that will facilitate enforcement and for reportorial purposes;
f. Keep a report of issued notices notices or warnings to violators and submit the same to the Local IATF on a weekly basis;
g. Recommend to the Local IATF institutions to be temporarily suspended following issuance of the first warning; and
h. Assist establishments to comply in meeting the minimum health standards
i. by recommending strategies in order to comply with the minimum health standards

Any establishment or gathering found to be in violation of the minimum health standards or where there is an explicit failure to maintain physical distancing must be immediately reported to authorities.
The PNP Baliwag, BTMO, Public Market Arrangers, New Norma Enforcers, Barangay Peacekeeping Action Force, and Concerned Civil Organizations shall immediately disperse such crowds and may recommend the discontinuance of the gathering.



16.1 Sanitary Measures. The following shall be strictly complied in all modes of public transportation (PT) stated above:

a. Drivers and conductors shall wear masks and gloves at all times.
b. Commuters are required to wear masks to be allowed to board a PUV.
c. When the Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS) is available, PUVs are highly encouraged to use the AFCS.
d. For those without or have a non-operational AFCS, drivers/conductors shall collect the payment at the front seat before allowing the passenger to board the PUV.
e. UV Express shall follow the point-to-point operation. Fares shall only be collected at their designated terminals.
f. All Public Utility Buses (PUBs) shall be equipped with thermal scanners for the checking of body temperature of all commuters, those with temperatures of 38 degrees centigrade or higher will not be allowed to board the vehicle.
g. Vehicles shall be disinfected every end of their trip, with all surfaces (especially seats, armrests, handles) wiped down with a disinfecting agent.
h. High-touch surfaces of the vehicle such as but not limited to seats, armrests, handles shall be disinfected at least once every three (3) hours if the vehicle is in continuous operation.
i. Operators/Drivers should provide foot-disinfectants for passengers prior to boarding.
j. Driver compartments of UV Express and PUJs should be sealed off from the passenger area using non-permeable, transparent material.
k. In compliance with the one (1) meter physical distancing imposed by the Department of Health (DOH), PUJ operators may install impermeable barriers between rows of seats that are less than 1 meter apart if they wish to maximize the 50% passenger load.
l. All safety officers must regularly examine the drivers’ and conductors’ fitness to work by checking their temperatures among other measures;
m. Should a driver or conductor show symptoms of COVID-19, he/she shall be prohibited to report to work and must be endorsed to the nearest medical facility by the PUV operator.
n. All PUVs are encouraged to post infomercials and posters reminding commuters of good sanitation practices as shared by DOH or the World Health Organization (WHO).

SECTION 17. PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT VEHICLES. All drivers and passengers of private and government vehicles must wear face masks at all times.

All public and private transport terminals shall adopt the following practices in addition to the requirements set forth by the LTFRB:

18.1 All PUV terminals shall observe appropriate sanitary measures during the period of operations, especially in frequently touched surfaces (such as but not limited to waiting areas, passenger lounges, seats, counters, door knobs and the like). All terminal employees shall wear face masks at all times and be regularly subjected to medical check-up.All PUV terminals shall provide alcohol and hand washing facility (with water supply and soap) at the entrance for free usage of passengers.

18.2 Passengers are required to wear face masks and shall observe physical distancing while within the terminal premises, failure of which shall result in their denial to enter the terminal.

18.3 Passengers shall be required to undergo body temperature checks. In case a passenger registers a body temperature is 38 degrees centigrade or higher, the said passenger shall not be allowed entry and shall be referred to the nearest medical facility.

19.1 Tricycle Operations shall be regulated by the Baliwag Tricycle Franchise Board. All tri-wheeled motorized vehicles must be registered with the Baliwag Tricycle Franchise Office regardless of make, type, and use.
19.1.1 All Tri wheeled motor vehicles used for.public transport regardless of its membership and classification as well as private tri wheeled vehicle used for private purposes shall CARRY ONE PASSENGER ONLY.
19.1.2. A plastic barrier enough to shield each other from contact droplets shall be installed in between the passenger and the tricycle driver. No tricycle shall operate with a loose barrier or when the length is insufficient to protect them for possible infection.
19.1.3. To avoid convergence of trike drivers at terminals and prevent a high volume of traffic, all Baliwag and in-Baliwag Toda shall operate on a scheduled basis similar to the numbering scheme.
All trikes with body number ending in One (1), two (2), three 3 (3), four (4), and five (5) or shall be known as UNO shall operate every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On the other hand, all trikes with a body no. ending from six (6), seven (7), eight (8), nine (9), and Zero (0) or shall be collectively known as DOS shall operate only Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Meanwhile. The first and second Sunday of the month shall be operated by UNO and 3rd, and 4th Sunday shall be operated by DOS.
19.1.4. All Baliwag public trikes shall collect a flat rate of twenty pesos (P20.00) regardless of their membership.
19.1.5. All Baliwag and Non-Baliwag TODA members shall be required to accept cashless payment as part of the prevention mechanism.
The BTMO shall facilitate the application of all TODA members to conduit banks or payment solutions partners not longer than thirty days after the release of this Order.
19.1.6. Terminals. All Toda Members shall be oriented on the minimum health standards to be observed. All operators must register their driver and secure him appropriate health card before he/she is allowed to start.
Existing TODA members shall be given appropriate time to comply with the health card requirement. However, any symptomatic drivers must be reported immediately to authorities. Health authorities shall conduct random temperature screening at a specified terminal. Provisions for handwashing, makeshift or permanent, with clean water, drainage, and soap and dry towel must be provided by their respective associations.

SECTION 20. PHYSICAL DISTANCING IN TRANSPORT FACILITIES. The following guidelines shall be strictly observed:

20.1 Capacity of Public Utility Vehicles:

Mode Max. Allowable Capacity Additional Restrictions
Public Utility Buses (PUBs) 50% of vehicle’s capacity
(excluding driver and conductor) Passengers seated one seat apart; No standing passengers.
Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJs) 50% of vehicle’s capacity (excluding driver and conductor) Passengers seated one seat apart; No standing passengers;
Only 1 passenger on the driver’s row (if no conductor)
UV Express Max. 2 passengers per row Only 1 passenger allowed on the driver’s row
Shuttle Service 50% of the vehicle’s capacity (excluding driver and conductor) Only 1 passenger allowed on the driver’s row (if no conductor)
Tricycles Max. 1 passenger in the side-car No passenger shall be seated right beside/behind the driver

a. PUB Passenger Limits: Passenger load shall not exceed 50% or half of the vehicle’s capacity (excluding driver and conductor); passengers should be seated one seat apart; no standing passengers shall be allowed.
b. PUJ Passenger Limits: Passenger load shall not exceed 50% or half of the vehicle’s capacity (excluding driver and conductor); passengers should be seated one seat apart; no standing passengers shall be allowed. The passenger seat beside the driver may be occupied by one (1) passenger when there is no conductor present during the trip.
c. UV Express Passenger Limits: Passenger load shall not exceed two (2) passengers per row, except for the driver’s row for which there should only be one (1) passenger allowed to occupy the passenger seat. Portions with side-facing seats shall have passenger load not exceeding 50% or half of the capacity of side¬facing seats where passengers should be seated one seat apart in accordance with physical distancing guidelines of the DOH.
d. Shuttle Service Passenger Limits: Passenger load shall not exceed 50% or half of the vehicle’s capacity (excluding driver and conductor); passengers should be seated one seat apart; the passenger seat beside the driver may be occupied by one (1) passenger when there is no conductor present during the trip.
e. Tricycle Passenger Limits: Passenger load shall not exceed one (1) passenger in the side-car. No passenger shall be seated behind the driver.
f. Seat Markings: All modes of PUVs are required to have markings on seats that are only allowed to be occupied by the passengers in compliance with the physical distancing measures and passenger limits stated above.

20.2 Passenger limit of Private Vehicles
Mode Max. Allowable Capacity Additional Restrictions
Motor Vehicle 50% of vehicle’s capacity Passengers seated one seat apart; Only 1 passenger allowed on the driver’s row
Tricycles Max. 1 passenger in the side-car No passenger shall be seated right beside/behind the driver
Motorcycle Driver No backride

a. Motor Vehicle Passenger Limit: Only one (1) passenger is allowed to occupy the passenger seat. Passenger load for front-facing seats shall not exceed two (2) passengers per row. Side-facing seats shall have passenger load not exceeding 50% or half of the seating capacity where passengers should be seated in accordance with physical distancing guidelines of the DOH.
b. Tricycle Passenger Limits: Passenger load shall not exceed one (1) passenger in the side-car. No passenger shall be seated behind the driver.
c. Motorcycle Passenger Limit: In compliance with physical distancing requirements,the prohibition of backride passengers for motorcycle riders shall remain for the duration of the GCQ period.

21.1 All buses shall have a passenger manifests where the conductor can record pertinent information of the commuters who utilized the vehicle for contact tracing purposes.
21.2 To further enhance contact tracing, passengers of PUVs, PUJ, and UV Express, are encouraged to take note of the plate number or body number of the PUV/s they rode, date and time they boarded the PUV, and the route they took.
21.3 All PUVs shall display this reminder with the plate number/body number of the vehicle and contact number of operators prominently visible to all passengers.
21.4 Drivers, conductors, and all related personnel shall keep a log of their daily travel to and from work.
21.5 Whenever applicable, all passengers loading at any terminals within the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Baliwag shall use the I Stay Safe App developed by the Local Government of Baliwag.


SECTION 22. Residential or face-to-face classes shall be suspended for the duration of the GCQ. For Academic Year 2020-2021, the following shall be observed for the conduct of classes:

22.1 For basic education, the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan of the Department of Education (DepEd) is adopted the essential points of which are as follows:

22.2 Adoption of various learning delivery options such as but not limited to face-to-face, blended learnings, distance learnings, and homeschooling and other modes of delivery shall be implemented depending on the local COVID Risk Severity Classification and compliance with minimum health standards; and

22.3 Conduct of curricular and co-curricular activities involving gatherings such as science fairs, a showcase of portfolios, trade fairs, school sports, campus journalism, the festival of talents, job fairs, and other similar activities are canceled, except those conducted online.

SECTION 23. For higher education, the recommendations of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for higher education institutions (HEIs) are hereby adopted, the specifics of which are as follows:

23.1 The rolling opening of classes shall be based on education delivery mode, with compliance with minimum health standards and the situation on the ground:

  1. HEIs using full online education can open anytime;
  2. HEIs using flexible learning can open anytime in August 2020;
  3. HEIs using significant residential (face-to-face/in-person) mode can open not earlier than 01 September 2020;
  4. No residential or face-to-face classes until 31 August 2020;
  5. Private HEIs are encouraged to change their academic calendar and open in August 2020;


SECTION 24. HATID OFW. This program is provided by the Municipality of Baliwag to its returning Overseas Filipino Workers. Spearheaded by the Office of the Public Employment Services Office, this program seeks to provide transport services to Overseas Filipino Workers who have been affected by the crisis brought by the pandemic COVID-19.

SECTION 25. MANAGEMENT OF LOCALLY STRANDED INDIVIDUALS. LSIs, who expresses intent to return to their place of residence may be granted permission to travel by securing the following.

a. Medical Clearance Certification issued by the Municipal Health Office
b. Travel Authority issued by the Task Force COVID-19 or authorized office

The Philippine National Police- Baliwag shall coordinate the transfer of LSIs to their place of residence.


SECTION 26. MANDATORY TESTING OF COVID-19 FOR PERSONS DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY (PDL). It shall be mandatory for Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) to be tested for the COVID-19 before being committed into the Jail and, only when there are cases of transmission inside the jail, before exiting or release from prison.
The following guidelines shall be observed when an order is issued by the proper court for the commitment of a PDL to the Jail.
27.1 Following the issuance of a Commitment Order by the honorable court for the commitment of a PDL into the Jail, the PDL must undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing to be conducted by the Municipal Health Office in addition to the medical examination requirement. Schedule of the test shall be agreed by the Philippine National Police- Baliwag and the Municipal Health Office;
27.2 While the PDL is waiting for his/her COVID-19 test result, he/she shall be detained at the detention facility designated by the PNP- Baliwag;
27.3 Should the PDL be found positive for the COVID-19, he/she shall be placed in the designated Quarantine Facility inside Jail for isolation and treatment.
Only when he/she is cleared by the Municipal Health Office should he/she be permitted to be committed and enter the designated detention cells in Jails for PDLs who have tested negative for the COVID-19;


SECTION 28. In accordance with the Ordinance No. 04 S. 2020 also known as the Mandatory Face Mask Ordinance of 2020, non-compliance to the wearing of a face mask or face shield when outside premises and non-practice of physical distancing shall suffer the following penalty of fine First Offense : One Thousand Pesos (PHP 1,000) Second Offense : One Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PHP1,500) Third Offense : Two Thousand Pesos (PHP 2,000) Succeeding Offense : Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PHP2,500) and Two

(2) days Community Service

SECTION 29. Any establishments who will violate Sections 7, 9, and 11 of this Order shall entail revocation of Business Permits.

SECTION 30. Violators of Article III except Section 19 of this Order shall be penalized with the penalty provided by the Land Transportation Office’s Memorandum Circular No. 2020-2185: Guidelines in the Enforcement of Regulations Relative to the Operation of Land Transportation in the General Community Quarantine Areas


SECTION 19. REPEALING CLAUSE. All orders, rules, regulations and issuances, or parts, thereof, which are inconsistent with this Order, are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

SECTION 20. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. If for any reason, any provision of this Order is declared unconstitutional or invalid, the remaining provisions not affected thereby shall continue to be in full legal force and effect.

SECTION 21. EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.

DONE, this 31st day of May, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Twenty at the Municipal Hall of Baliwag, Bulacan.


By the Mayor:

Municipal Administrator