Block 35 Excess Lot in Brgy. Putatan, Muntinlupa City placed under ELCQ

Marje Pelayo   •   June 23, 2020   •   227

MANILA, Philippines — Muntinlpa City Mayor Jimmy Fresnedi on Monday (June 22) announced that the city government is placing Block 35 Excess Lot in Barangay Putatan under extreme localized community quarantine (ELCQ) due to the high number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. 

The ELCQ will take effect starting 12:01 p.m. of Tuesday (June 23) until 11:59 a.m. of July 7.

“Agresibo ang hakbang ng Pamahalaang Lungsod dahil ayaw na nating kumalat pa ang sakit,” Fresnedi said in his post.

(The local government is being aggressive in its measures because we do not want the disease to spread further.)

The Mayor said 10 individuals in the area have tested positive for COVID-19 and according to data, the ‘doubling time’ of the virus in the area has been swift with additional cases being recorded within a short period of five days.

This prompted the local government to conduct mass testing by the City Health Office in the coming days, Fresnedi confirmed. 

“Huwag na po nating hayaang may magkasakit pa sa ating komunidad bago natin seryosohin nang lubos ang banta ng COVID-19,” the Mayor reminded his constituents.

(Do not let COVID-19 infect our community even further before we are taking its threat seriously.)

Fresnedi urged his constituents to abide by the health protocols imposed by the national government and be responsible to help curb the spread of COVID-19. 

Muntinlupa City strictly imposes liquor ban

Marje Pelayo   •   August 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Muntinlupa is currently imposing a liquor ban under City Ordinance No. 2020-111.

According to its advisory, the city government bans the sale, trade, delivery and use of alcoholic beverages in public areas while quarantine restrictions are in place regardless of level . 

Violators of the said ordinance shall face sanctions. 

Adult offenders will be fined P500 for the first offense; P1,000 for the second offense and P2,000 for the third offense or more.

The city government will issue a warning for minors on their first offense.

However, repeated violations will mean revocation of the slot in the city government’s list of beneficiaries or scholarship program. 

Manila, Muntinlupa cut curfew hours

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 17, 2020

The cities of Manila and Muntinlupa on Tuesday (June 16) announced they will shorten their curfew hours.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso adjusted the city’s curfew hours from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am as the restrictions for business operations eases. The previous schedule was set from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Meanwhile, Muntinlupa City will impose a new curfew schedule which will be from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi approved City Ordinance 2020-102 which will also impose penalties to curfew violators.

The ordinance also states that Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) and those whose work involves delivery of essential goods and services are exempted in the curfew.

First-time violators will have a penalty of P500 while penalty will increase to P1,000 for succeeding offenses. AAC (with reports from Dante Amento)

Navotas City to be placed under extreme ECQ starting May 6

Marje Pelayo   •   May 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Residents of Navotas City are advised to brace for the implementation of extreme enhanced community quarantine (EECQ) starting May 6 as more individuals are getting infected by coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Based on the count of the local government unit, the city already has 48 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 infection, with 15 deaths. 

The measure will begin on Wednesday (May 6) and will end on May 15 coinciding with the scheduled lifting of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR). 

Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco said they have observed a pattern of infection among his constituents that’s why the LGU is imposing a schedule of movement of authorized individuals outside residence.

Isa po ang common na ginagawa ng mga tao na nakikita natin na nagpa-positive sila po ay nanggagaling sa palengke o sa grocery, [One common cause that we observed was most of the persons infected by the virus after they return from the market or grocery],” observed Mayor Toby Tianco.

With this, those who are authorized to access essential goods and services will only be allowed by schedule:

Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays

  • Bagong Bayan South
  • Bangkulasi
  • Daang Hari
  • Navotas East
  • NBBS Kaunlaran
  • San Rafel Village
  • Sipac-Almacen
  • Tangos North
  • Tanza 1

Tuesdays-Thursdays-Saturdays

  • NBBS Proper
  • NBBS Dagat-Dagatan
  • NBBN
  • BBN
  • Navotas West
  • San Jose
  • San Roque
  • Tangos South
  • Tanza 2

Under the city’s EECQ, residents will be on total lockdown on Sundays which means no one is allowed to go out unless in cases of emergency. 

Public markets will also be closed on Sundays to give way for disinfection activities. 

Only pharmacies will be allowed to open during Sundays. 

Meanwhile, only frontliners and workers authorized by the National Task Force COVID-19 will be exempted from the lockdown. MNP (with reports from Rey Pelayo)

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