Mayor Mabilog on sick leave, seeks treatment abroad

admin   •   September 14, 2017   •   4435

FILE PHOTO: Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog

FILE PHOTO: Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog

MANILA, Philippines — The residents of Iloilo City still have not seen their mayor, Jed Patrick Mabilog.

According to his spokesperson, Atty. Mark Piad, he already filed for a sick leave to seek treatment for his diabetes.

“We know that the mayor is suffering from diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes, and because of the stress that the mayor had gone through,” he said.

Mabilog has yet to return to the country after leaving for Japan last August 29 to attend the Citynet 10th Disaster Cluster Seminar in Yokohama.

The mayor will also use the break to spend time with his family abroad.

It was not mentioned which country Mabilog will be treated in.

Meanwhile, Atty. Piad admitted Mayor Mabilog has been receiving death threats.

However, it has nothing to do with him leaving the country.

Mabilog’s camp assured that he will return to face the allegations against him on his alleged involvement in illegal drug operations in the province. — Vincent Arboleda | UNTV News & Rescue


Iloilo City placed under MECQ from Sept. 25 until Oct. 9

Marje Pelayo   •   September 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Iloilo City has been placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) effective September 25 until October 9 due to the increasing number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the city.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque the new measure is based on the issued Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution 74 which also requires facility-based isolation for confirmed asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases.

However, the resolution exempts patients who are considered vulnerable or having comorbidities as confirmed by the local health officer.

Another exception would be when the Ligtas COVID-19 Centers within the region are fully occupied and the local government unit does not have sufficient isolation facilities.

On Tuesday (September 22), 33 employees of the Iloilo City Hall tested positive for COVID-19 prompting the three-day temporary closure of the establishment beginning Wednesday (September 23) as declared by Mayor Jerry Treñas in Executive Order No. 215-A.

Prior to that, 13 barangays in the city were placed under total lockdown due to the increase in community transmission of COVID-19.

Iloilo City closes borders as COVID-19 cases spike

Marje Pelayo   •   July 22, 2020

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — The local government of Iloilo City has temporarily closed its borders due to the increasing number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the area.

Mayor Jerry Treñas said the city government banned the entry of residents coming from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental. 

Meanwhile, movement of essential goods and cargoes remains open to maintain normal supply of food and basic needs.

Due to the rising number cases of COVID-19, Iloilo City will CLOSE ITS BORDERS for people coming in from BACOLOD CITY,…

Posted by Jerry Treñas on Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Iloilo province under state of calamity due to increase of dengue cases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 26, 2019

Iloilo Province was placed under state of calamity on Tuesday (July 23) due to the increasing number of dengue cases in the area.

READ: Dengue on the rise: How to protect your family against dengue virus

The Iloilo Provincial Board has put the province under state of calamity to be able to use the P26.5-million calamity fund for medical supplies, insecticides and other necessities.

There are already 6,806 dengue cases recorded in the area with 23 reported deaths from January to July 13 this year. This is exceedingly higher compared with the 543 recorded cases from January to July 6, 2018.

READ: DOH declares dengue alert in several regions

Western Visayas is among the top regions with high dengue cases recorded.—AAC



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