Mayor Treñas Places 13 City Villages On 5-Day Total Lockdown

Mayor Treñas Places 13 City Villages On 5-Day Total Lockdown


Filipino PR Executive Wins People Of The Year 2020 In Beijing

PAGEONE Group CEO Ron F. Jabal was recognized as People of the Year 2020 in the Golden Flag Awards — one of most prominent PR awards in China!

GSIS To Release Php3.3B In Christmas Cash Gift To Pensioners Starting Dec 1

Good news! GSIS announced that it will start to release a total of Php3.3 billion in Christmas cash gift to a total of 330,496 old-age and disability pensioners starting December 1.

Igniting The Future Of Filipino Youth Through Education

EDC continues to uphold its mission to elevate the lives of its partner communities through various education initiatives.

Violence Against Children At Home During Pandemic – Save The Children Research Reveals

A recent report by Save the Children revealed that "the more household income that has been lost owing to COVID-19, the higher the reporting of violence in the home by both children and parents/ caregivers."

Thirteen barangays here are placed on total lockdown for five days starting 6 p.m. of Tuesday due to confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in their areas for the past three days.

Mayor Jerry Treñas said the Covid Team has recognized the need to impose stricter measures after surgical lockdown in several areas of the city in the past weeks.

“We have seen that for several weeks, cases are still increasing,” he said in his regular press conference.

Barangays that are placed on total lockdown included Concepcion and Ortiz in the City Proper district; MH Del Pilar, Simon Ledesma and San Isidro in Jaro; Bo. Obrero, Mansaya and Lapuz Sur of Lapuz district; Bolilao, Mandurriao; Sooc, Arevalo; Calumpang, Molo and Aguinaldo, La Paz.

Treñas said the contact tracing team needs sufficient time to trace and swab all those exposed to Covid-19 cases, hence the five-day lockdown.

The result of the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test is expected to be released in three to five days.

If there are positive cases, then there is still time to isolate them.

A liquor ban will also be implemented in all barangays that are locked down while the curfew hour will be from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day.

Only essential health personnel to include those working in hospital or health facilities are allowed to go out of their barangay.

Essential businesses in the barangay such as supermarkets, sari-sari stores and “talipapa” are still allowed to operate.

Meanwhile, apart from the locked down barangays, the mayor also ordered the closure of the city hall starting Wednesday until Friday to give way to the swab test of all its employees.

The operation at the city treasurer’s office (CTO) has been suspended since last week after its employees were tested positive for Covid-19.

Dr. Gold Calsas, head of the city epidemiology and surveillance unit (CESU), said 33 employees of the CTO were positive for the disease while 75 were negative.

The index patient was a 46-year-old female employee who showed severe symptoms starting Sept. 1 but continued to report to work until Sept. 6.

“In that long period of time, there is a possibility of transmission in the workplace,” she said.

As of Sept. 21, Iloilo City recorded 1,847 total cumulative Covid-19 cases; 1,073 have already recovered, 35 have died, and the rest are still active cases. (PNA)

DOLE Orders Release Of Deferred Holiday Pay For Private Workers

May holiday pay ka pa bang hindi pa binibigay?

Grab Leads Wide Celebration And Appreciation For Filipino Drivers And Delivery Riders

To show appreciation for all modern-day heroes, Grab brought together the Filipino community in celebration of the Araw ng Tagapaghatid last November 29, 2020.

SoCot Eases Curfew Restrictions For Christmas Holidays

The provincial government of South Cotabato has eased the curfew restrictions in the area in line with the upcoming Christmas holidays.

PNP To Beef Up Disaster Response Capability

A ranking police official of the PNP said they will be giving more focus on their humanitarian assistance disaster relief trainings and equipment.

Duterte Appoints Ex-President GMA As Adviser For Clark

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as Presidential Adviser on Clark Programs and Projects.

In New Education Normal, Volunteers Help Fill Crucial Learning Gaps

“I volunteered because I didn’t want these kids to waste their time learning nothing,” says Emy Tarnate, one of the hundreds of volunteers helping children survive an education system altered by a global health crisis.

Velasco Joins Army Reserve Corps

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Wednesday took his oath as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army.

Rice Farmers Urged To Use High-Quality Seeds

Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute urge rice farmers to plant high-quality inbred seeds of a recommended variety as this helps increase yield by 10-15%.

Pasig River Ferry Service Back In Operation

Balik-operasyon na muli ang Pasig River ferry service matapos ang pananalanta ng bagyong Ulysses.

Save The Children PH Lauds Approval Of 2nd Reading Of Bill Raising Statutory Rape Age

Once House Bill 7836 gets the final nod, adults will get penalized if he or she has sexual intercourse with a minor below 16 years of age, even if the child gave consent.