Gov. Marcos Manotoc remains active vs COVID-19


Mar. 28, 2020 ...

As chairperson of Ilocos Norte's "Task Force Salun-at," Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc continues to lead various preventive and curative measures against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Duties and responsibilities of the said task force include raising community awareness, promoting preventive and curative measures, perform rapid action and resource mobilization, clinical management and public health response, and planning and periodic reporting.

Last March 24, Governor Marcos Manotoc met with local chief executives of the province's component cities and municipalities; officers of the Philippines National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Bureau of Fire protection; and representatives of the Ilocos Norte medical Society. It was declared during the meeting that the province remains to be "COVID-free."

Previously, Governor Marcos Manotoc led the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfectants, and medical supplies to all government-managed hospitals in Ilocos Norte. Likewise, through the Provincial Health Office, PPE were also given to Barangay Health Emergency response team members.

Moreover, it was agreed during the meeting that barangay checkpoint will be manned by three up to six officials only and must be supervised by the PNP in connection to a national order.

Gov. Marcos Manotoc is also leading the series of distribution of relief packs and other aids to the different cities and municipalities. Also, mist sprinklers have been set up at all quarantine checkpoints in the province, through his initiative.

One of his latest moves is signing Executive Order (EO) 62-20, mandating the strict implementation of enhanced community quarantine. Among its provisions, EO 62-20 mandates all local chief executives to designate an "Essential Supply Days" and store managements to enforce social distancing among its customers. Several amendments were made to it through EO 63-20.

Furthermore, the latest EO 64-20 orders the prohibition of sale, purchase, and serving and consumption of intoxicating drinks from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m..

PGIN continues to coordinate with national government agencies, private companies, and individuals to strengthen its support to affected sectors and residents of the province.