Government workers in Baguio required to register in BIMP App
Mayor Benjamin Magalong has urged all city hall officials to register in the Baguio In My Pocket or BIMP program, a system that allows contactless transactions, among other benefits. BIMP is a smart phone application and web portal developed to help the city digitize its governance. The mobile app can also aid the city in achieving a “SMART City” status where all problems can be addressed and solved with the aid of technology, including bringing basic services to the public. While the registration in the application is voluntary, Magalong said that those working in the government must lead by example and register so the citizens will be encouraged to follow.
The said application will also help Baguio with its intensified contact tracing process. Information Technology Business Solutions Operations Manager MJ Barin added that only basic information is needed and proper measures have been put in place to make sure all data is secured. 
City officials in Baguio propose free COVID-19 testing for delivery riders
The city officials of Baguio have requested for Vivencio Dizon, the country’s testing czar, to partner with food delivery companies in the province for optional free COVID-19 testing for all their drivers and delivery riders. The city’s legislators stated that delivery riders and drivers are at risk of getting COVID-19 on account of their job and this may jeopardize not only themselves but also the people whom they interact with. Therefore, free testing services and other benefits must be given to them regardless of what company they’re under. Officials have been advocating for aggressive expanded and targeted testing among various sectors of the community in order to immediately isolate those who test positive for the virus. [4 & 5 ]
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