Authorities conduct clearing operations in Balintawak, QC
Aileen Cerrudo • July 10, 2019 • 946
The Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) conducted clearing operations in Balintawak, Quezon City on Wednesday (July 10).
This is for a stricter implementation of the anti-illegal parking and anti-illegal vendor in the city.
The Chief of Traffic Operations Division of the (QC DPOS) Dexter Cardenas said the heavy tarffic in EDSA-Balintawak is due to these vendors and illegally parked vehicles.
“Nagdadagsaan ang maraming tao, namamalengke [ang] mga wholesalers, mga retailers. So malaki iyong activities kaya pagdating ng umaga, makikita mo ang daming kalat, ang daming nakaparada, (So people flock here to shop including wholesalers and retailers. There are a lot of activities that by morning, you can see trash and parked vehicles),” he said.
Cardenas added that it is difficult for them to remove the stalls of illegal vendors since they will lose their livelihood.
He calls on these vendors to cooperate with the authorities for the safety and order of Quezon City.—AAC (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City Hall of Justice building and its annex will be temporarily shut down after four of its court officers and employees tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the city government announced on Friday.
The city government said Mayor Joy Belmonte ordered the closure of the buildings for seven days of until the city’s Epidemiological and Disease Surveillance Unit (QC-ESU) has completed the appropriate testing and containment measures.
In her letter to Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert and Metropolitan Trial Court Executive Judge Ace Alagar, Belmonte explained that her decision to temporarily shut down the Hall of Justice is to enforce measures during epidemic or outbreak to prevent spread of disease.
QC-ESU head Dr. Rolly Cruz said they will conduct exhaustive contact tracing of all those who were in close contact with the court officers and employees who were found positive and perform follow-up testing as necessary.
Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases shall be placed on home quarantine or isolation in a quarantine facility as feasible under the circumstances, he added.
Meanwhile, the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) started the thorough surface disinfection and misting of the whole City Hall complex.
The agency said the disinfection began on Thursday and will last until Sunday.
The Quezon City’s Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (QCESU) on Thursday said it will conduct a contact tracing on those who recently had direct contact with Mayor Joy Belmonte and two other employees who tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
QCESU head Dr. Rolly Cruz said employees who had contact with Belmonte and the two other staff will undergo swab testing, especially those working on the third and 14th floors of the city hall.
“Other people who had direct contact with the Mayor and the two other employees, including visitors, will also undergo swab testing,” Cruz said.
“Employees who will be tested need to undergo home quarantine until results are released as part of protocol,” said Cruz, adding that results will be out in three days.
Belmonte earlier said she is not manifesting symptoms of COVID-19 and that her office have already been closed for disinfection.
Other parts of the city hall will also undergo sanitation but operations will remain normal as not all employees came in direct contact with the mayor in the past few days.
Belmonte also assured she will continue to discharge her duties and functions as mayor even under quarantine through various alternative work arrangements.
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) building along EDSA opposite the MRT-3 Quezon Avenue Station has been placed under seven-day lockdown starting Monday (July 6).
The lockdown was declared after a senior official of the Department tested positive for COVID-19.
According to DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, disinfection measures will be implemented while the building is on lockdown.
Contact tracing will also be conducted among employees to determine if there are other carriers of the disease.
DILG is now in the process of setting up work-from-home arrangements for its personnel and advises the public to transact all concerns through the Department’s online platforms posted on its website www.dilg.gov.ph
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