Mayor Isko confirms lockdown in Sampaloc, Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 20, 2020   •   689

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso has confirmed that Sampaloc District will be placed under total lockdown amid the rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the area.

According to the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO), Moreno has convened with the police and military officials on Monday (April 20) to tackle the looming total lockdown.

As of April 19 at 5:00 p.m., Sampaloc has recorded a total of 98 confirmed and 158 suspected COVID-19 cases which is the highest throughout Manila.

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Manila has a total of 445 confirmed cases with 57 recoveries and 48 deaths.

Locally-stranded individuals, hindi muna makakapasok sa Bulacan habang naka-MECQ – LGU

Robie de Guzman   •   August 4, 2020

Inanunsyo ngayong Martes ng Bulacan provincial government na hindi muna papayagang makapasok ang mga uuwing locally-stranded individuals (LSI) habang nasa ilalim ng modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) ang lalawigan.

Ayon kay Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando, layon ng hakbang na higpitan ang paglabas-masok ng mga tao sa Bulacan at Metro Manila nang mapigilan ang lalo pang pagkalat ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“No LSI muna na manggagaling sa ibang lugar, lahat ng papasok sa main, hindi muna namin tatangapin habang naka-MECQ tayo. Yung papasok ng Maynila talagang hihigpitan namin ang pagbabantay,” ani Fernando.

Bilang bahagi ng hakbanging ito, naglagay na ng checkpoint ang Bulacan Police sa entry at exit points ng lalawigan pati na sa mga daanang papunta at pabalik ng North Luzon Expressway at Metro Manila.

Ayon kay Bulacan Provincial Police director PCol. Lawrence Cajipe, dadaan sa inspeksyon ang mga sasakyan upang matiyak na authorized person outside residence (APOR), medical at iba pang essential workers lang ang bumibiyahe.

“Kung hindi sila APOR, huwag na nilang pilitin palabas. Madedelay lang sila pagmumulan lang ng tensyon, kung di naman medical emergency huwag nang lumabas,” ani Cajipe.

Paalala rin ng mga otoridad, suspendido sa ngayon ang biyahe ng mga pampasaherong bus, jeep at iba pang pampublikong sasakyan.

Epektibo rin ang curfew hours sa lalawigan mula alas-otso ng gabi hanggang ala-singko ng umaga. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Nestor Torres)

Manila deploys 400 COVID-19 safety marshals amid MECQ

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 4, 2020

The Manila City government has deployed 400 of its Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) enforcers to assist in implementing public health protocols under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso has directed the safety marshals to also call out residents, and not just motorists, who are violating health protocols.

“We will help our uniformed personnel in the PNP (Philippine National Police) and the MPD (Manila Police Department). We will augment them in their effort to keep peace and order in the city,” he said.

The Manila Mayor also reminded the safety marshals of existing city laws mandating the use of face masks, compliance with physical distancing protocols, as well as general curfew. He also reiterated that safety marshals should not lose their patience

Sasawayin natin ang mga hindi sumusunod sa batas, pero hindi natin kailangan maging mainitin ang ulo, hindi tayo kailangan maggagalit-galitan, (We will call out the law violators out, but we don’t need to lose our patience, we don’t need to get angry),” he said. AAC

Navotas City ranks second highest in COVID-19 cases

Marje Pelayo   •   July 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Navotas City remains under strict community quarantine as cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue to rise in the area.

Currently, the city has recorded a total of 1,054 COVID-19 cases, coming in second to Cebu City which has recorded 6,320 positive cases.

The figure was based on the number of the city’s residents relative to the one million population, as posted on Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco’s social media account.

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The city government has imposed a fine of P250 to P4,000 and an eight-hour community service on quarantine violators and yet, their number continues to shoot up, reaching more than 3,000 since the lockdown started on July 16.

To control the spread of the virus, the city government is conducting free COVID-19 testing which started on Wednesday (July 22).

The effort targets 1,000 Navoteños a day to undergo swab testing until July 31.

Meanwhile, the city government will conduct lockdown testing from July 23 to 25 which includes minors, persons with disability (PWD) and senior citizens. MNP (with inputs from Rey Pelayo)

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