Baguio City sets another round of registration for RFID stickers

Published November 24, 2020, 10:52 AM

by Zaldy Comanda

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin Magalong announced that the city will hold another round of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Autosweep Stickering activity possibly at the Loakan airport area on the first week of December. It will last for five days.

Benjamin Magalong (JJ Landingin / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)
Mayor Benjamin Magalong (JJ Landingin / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Magalong said this was to accommodate more motorists in the city.

The initial two-day staging held last November 16 to 17 catered to a limited number of vehicles, and caused some traffic and organizational concerns.

This prompted Magalong to issue an apology to commuters for the inconvenience brought about by the activity.

To cater to those who missed the initial outing, Magalong appealed to San Miguel Corporation head Ramon Ang to hold another round which was immediately approved by the SMC management.

He said considering Loakan Airport as the site to avoid inconvenience to the public. He committed to communicate directly with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to secure approval for the use of the airport.

Magalong is also in talks with Northern Luzonn Expressway Corporation (NLEX) for the EasyTrip stickering which was originally scheduled last week. Efforts are underway to synchronize schedules of the AutoSweep and EasyTrip Teams.