Heavy traffic builds up in Baguio City as LGU holds RFID stickering activity

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by Leandre Grecia | 5 days ago
PHOTO: Public Information Office - City of Baguio on Facebook

Even with the coronavirus pandemic preventing tourists from flocking to the Summer Capital of the Philippines this holiday season, it appears that Baguio City locals still have some heavy traffic to deal with these days.

The local government unit recently hosted a two-day Autosweep RFID stickering activity, and it resulted in a seemingly endless line that stretched around the city. And while the activity came in handy for car owners looking to secure their own RFIDs, it was a bit of a nightmare for the other motorists using the road.

Baguio City resident Raul Sudio Caronongan shared some footage of the situation at 6am, and boy, was it something else. Check it out below:

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In light of this, city mayor Benjie Magalong has apologized for all the inconvenience caused by the stickering activity. Likewise, he has assured residents that the LGU is currently working with San Miguel Corporation to accommodate another batch of Autosweep RFID applicants. According to the city government’s Facebook post, the next stickering activity will last for five days and could be held on the first week of December.

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In addition to this, the LGU says that it is also working with the North Luzon Expressway Corporation to hold an Easytrip installation activity in the city. It is also looking to move the next events to a different location—to the Loakan Airport, specifically—so as to avoid clogging up the city streets with a long line of cars.

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PHOTO: Public Information Office - City of Baguio on Facebook
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