A DRY run for the implementation of the Higala App ordinance is set to be conducted from April 1 to 7, 2021, the Cagayan de Oro City mayor on Wednesday, March 31, said.
During the dry run, there will be no strict implementation of penalties yet and there will be teams that will be deployed to assist establishments in complying with the requirements.
There will also be monitoring teams composed of the City Tourism Office, Disciplina Muna, and other regulatory offices who will inspect the establishments in the city.
"Importante kaayo kining Higala App in many ways, apil na niana sa atong vaccination, peace and order, and everything. Getting to know your constituencies, mao na ang tuyo sa QR code," Moreno said.
"Kining atong Higala App, dapat whole of government approach ang buhaton nato sa syudad. Tanan nga mga department heads should be involved diha, dili lang pipila. And everybody must be accountable for that," he added.
On the complaints regarding the difficulty in accessing the Higala App, Moreno said it was due to the influx of people visiting the site for registration.
"Katong registration, I think we need to level up for that. Para ang capacity to accept registration will also be improved," Moreno said.
"Mao man na ang problema, nagkadungan-dungan ang pag register," he added.
As of March 31, around 571,000 individuals and more than 900 establishments have already registered on the Higala App, with 1,000 individuals catered for registration per hour.
"Ayuhon lang ang pag organize para nga kung naay mga problema, naa dayu'y motubag sa problema, dili magbinasulay. Let's get ourselves organized here in a more efficient way para kung naay mga problema, expected man na, matubag dayon ug ma-address kanang mga ing-ana nga sitwasyon," Moreno said.
There are registration booths available in various places in the city to assist those who have not yet registered to the Higala App.
These areas are barangay halls in Barangays 8, 12, 15, 20, 21, 25, 28, 30, 35, Agusan, Consolacion, Cugman, Indahag, Kauswagan, Lapasan, Lumbia, and Pagatpat; City Hall mini park, and Cagayan de Oro City Police Office in Barangay 40.