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PMA remains closed to tourists

Aldwin Quitasol



Region 1 tourists who will be coming to Baguio City starting Tuesday will not be allowed in the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. requested Mayor Benjamin Magalong to keep PMA closed to tourists.

“We all know the PMA is also a tourist destination but we requested the mayor to exempt it from the destinations that will be reopened this 22 September,” Brawner said.

The PMA request was approved by Magalong.

Magalong earlier signed a memorandum of understanding with officials and representatives of the Ilocos Region and Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat for the reopening of Baguio to tourists.

Region 1 is composed of Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte.

The military academy remained free from coronavirus infection after a lockdown was imposed as early as February.

To date, Baguio has 127 active COVID-19 cases, 365 recoveries and 11 deaths.

The City Social Welfare and Development Office also reported that 42,719 households qualified for the second tranche of the national Social Amelioration Program.