The Vigan Chronicle - August 2020

Page 1

VIGAN

CHRONICLE

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

The Vigan Chronicle ISSUE NO. XXIX

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

AUGUST 2020

Workplaces and Other Establishments to Strictly Implement the City's Minimum Public Health Standards The Vigan Chronicle | 1


OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

contents 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 14

The Vigan Chronicle

Official Publication of the City Government of Vigan

Workplaces and Other Establishments to Strictly Implement the City’s Minimum Public Health Standards

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Labelle T. Medina

Pagsapulan Continues Giving Livelihood Assistance

WRITER

Jay Leonard C. Roldan

City Advisory Committee Monitors the 1,171 4Ps Beneficiaries

CONTRIBUTOR

Catherine Dela Peña

CGV Builds Up the City’s Contact Tracing Team

Timpuyog Pagtaengan Para ti Pamilya Inc. Receives Core Shelter Assistance Vigan City’s Newly Renovated STAC CGV Empowers the Bigueño PWDs

PHOTOJOURNALISTS Elou R. Sagun Kenneth Raposas LAYOUT ARTISTS

Abbygale A. Ilaban Haziel Joy B. Alviar Peter Scott Nolasco

ADVISER

Mayor Juan Carlo Medina

Briefing of MECQ Guidelines Among City’s Barangay Captains News Bits Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine Guidelines

2 | The Vigan Chronicle


OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

WORKPLACES AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS TO STRICTLY IMPLEMENT THE CITY’S MINIMUM PUBLIC HEALTH STANDARDS

physical distancing in workplace if WFH is not possible; temperature checks to all employees prior to enter the building or office; and elderly individuals with underlying conditions and pregnant women may be asked not to physically report to work or providing special lanes for them in acquiring basic services.

As the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases lifted some of its restrictions in workplaces, food and other service establishments in low risk areas, City Mayor Juan Carlo Medina approved the City Ordinance No. 39 series of 2020 prepared by the Seventh City Council entitled “An Ordinance Establishing The Minimum Public Health Standards For Offices/ Workplaces, Food And Other Service Establishments In The City Of Vigan on August 10, 2020. Under the said ordinance, workplaces or office, food and other service establishments should strictly implement the proper wearing of facemask that covers the nose and mouth at all times and are only allowed to be removed when eating and drinking; every person should practice respiratory etiquette at all times; regular hand washing with soap and water; placement of sanitizing dispensers with an alcoholbased solution in every entrance and exit points with foot traffic and facilities; employers are also required to monitor daily the availability of hand soaps, sanitizers, and other disinfectants; Disinfection of frequently touched surfaces; placement of footbaths in all entrances; temporary barriers between cubicles; limitation of face to face meetings and adopt Work From Home (WFH) arrangement; allowing flexible dining policy in work space;

Any establishment violating the other mandatory provisions of the said ordinance shall be penalized. For First Offense: One Thousand Pesos; Second Offense: Two Thousand Pesos; Third Offense: Five Thousand Pesos. Committee on Health Chairperson Kristen Benedict Figuerres said that this ordinance required the “No ID, No Entry” Policy in all establishments within the city wherein costumers or visitors should present their valid ID and provide the necessary information asked in the establishment’s logbook. He also added that by giving the correct information particularly the Name, Age, Complete Address and Contact Number will help the City’s Contact Tracing Team when the need for these information arises.

The Vigan Chronicle | 3


OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

CGV BUILDS UP THE

CITY’S CONTACT

TRACING TEAM

To strengthen the City’s battle against CoVID-19, the City Government of Vigan through the City Health Office conducted an orientation for the City’s contact tracing team last August 6, 2020 at Vigan Culture and Trade Center. “Contact tracing is a very important aspect of managing the disease especially that CoVID-19 is a highly infectious disease. Since it can spread easily, we have to inform immediately those who had contacts with our CoVID-19 patients for them to undergo self-isolation.” CHO II Dr. Loida Ranches said. The orientation aims to develop the questioning skills of the team as well as their usage of words and on what information should be asked to the contacts. CHO II Dr. Ranches reminded the public to answer all the necessary

4 | The Vigan Chronicle

information before entering any establishment in the city for them to have easier and faster response in times of contact tracing. Also, she encouraged the public to inform truthfully the City Health Office when they think they are exposed to a CoVID-19 patient.


PAGSAPULAN CONTINUES GIVING LIVELIHOOD ASSISTANCE Micro businesses just like the City’s Pagsapulan: Raniag ti Masakbayan beneficiaries are one of the most affected by the pandemic, many of them are ambulant vendors and their income is just enough to survive a day. To ease their burden and to recover their livelihoods, the City Government of Vigan through the City Social Welfare and Development Office handed additional capital to seven existing Pagsapulan: Raniag ti Masakbayan beneficiaries and granted livelihood assistance to four indigent families. Athena Reodique (Snack Vendor), Mary Grace Montano (Carinderia Owner), Gloria Ponce (Carindria Owner), Mary Mailene (Fish Vendor), Maricel Amin (Snack Vendor), Maribel Atanes (Snack Vendor), and Mary Anne Querubin (Snack Vendor) received five thousand pesos additional capital assistance. Meanwhile, Arsenia Amano and Davee Rose Ramirez from Barangay Paratong were granted Frozen Goods Vending worth twenty thousand pesos. Charcoal and Rice Vending amounting

to twenty thousand pesos were also awarded to Valentino Quimlao of Baranagay Capangpangan and Nelson Filarca of Barangay San Jose. A bicycle with sidecar for vegetable vending and cash was given to Carolyn Argallon of Barangay Nagsangalan, Vigan City. “I’m very thankful to the City Government of Vigan led by Mayor Juan Carlo Medina and to the City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma. Celerina Agcamaran for granting my request,” Argallon said. She also added that the said bicycle will really help their family especially her children to continue their studies. Present in the event were City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma. Celerina Agcamaran and Sanguniang Panlungsod Janina Medina-Farinas the Committee on Social Services and Poverty Alleviation Chairperson.

The Vigan Chronicle | 5


CITY ADVISORY OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

COMMITTEE MONITORS

THE 1,171 4PS BENEFICIARIES To ensure the progress of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Beneficiaries of the City, the City Government of Vigan through the City Advisory Committee held its monthly meeting last August 27, 2020 at ABC Hall, Vigan City. City Mayor Juan Carlo Medina the CAC Chairman and CSDWO Ma. Celerina Agcamaran led the said meeting where accomplishments for the month of March to July 2020 were presented. In Vigan there are 1171 active members of the 4P’s, 12 beneficiaries were suspended due to misbehavior according to the City Operations Office of 4Ps. Mr. Roberto Molina of COO said that they continuously monitor the Emergency-BALDE and the Backyard and Communal Garden Program in which Model Bio Intensive Garden by Mrs. Mary Ann Rafal of Pantay Daya became the official entry of the City for BIGGER of Ilocos Sur.

6 | The Vigan Chronicle

On the other hand, CSWDO reported that there were 11 4Ps members who availed of the Burial Assistance of the City under its Assistance to Individual In Crisis Situation (AICS), 6 members received the City’s Livelihood Assistance through the Pagsapulan Raniag Ti Masakbayan, and 24 enrolled in the different Child Development Centers of the city. CLGOO Engr. Andres Vendiola Jr. said that the Vigan City’s DILG Office regularly monitors the Family Development Sessions and advocating the significance of 4Ps of the Barangay Officials. To further capacitate the 4Ps members and to provide free trainings as their additional livelihood, the Vigan Skills Training Institute requested a list of trainings that the 4Ps beneficiaries wanted to have. On health, City Health Officer II Dr. Loida Ranches said that 18 members of 4Ps acquired Medical Check Up, 2 took the Laboratory Services and 3 members underwent X-Ray Services. (continue to page 7)


OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

(continued from page 6) For Sustainable Livelihood Programs, the Cabaroan Daya and Ayusan Norte members strived to continue its mushroom productions while 20 out of 72 goats that were distributed to the members are operational. Meanwhile, City Agriculturist Lito Forneas reported that 24 members of 4Ps were recipients of the Financial Subsidy for Rice Farmers and 31 members availed the Ahon Lahat Pagkaing Sapat Program

Food Security (ALPAS). He also added that the CAO continuously includes the 4Ps members in all its programs. City Mayor Juan Carlo Medina requested the different departments to set parameters on the different livelihood programs for easier and faster implementation of the said programs. He also added suggested the creation of technical working group for the identification of beneficiaries as well as monitoring of the beneficiaries.

TIMPUYOG PAGTAENGAN PARA TI PAMILYA INC. RECEIVES CORE SHELTER ASSISTANCE

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur - The Timpuyog Pagtaengan Para ti Pamilya Incorporated of Vigan City led by Mr. Ronald Baylon received the cheque amounting P14 million pesos under the Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office last August 28, 2020 at Vigan City Hall. Handed the cheque were SPM Ramil Arce, City Treasurer Milagros Contreras, and City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma. Celerina Agcmaran at Vigan City Hall. “The said cheque will be used to purchase the housing materials for about 200 members of Timpuyog

Pagtaengan Para ti Pamilya Incorporated.” CSWDO Agcamaran said. Timpuyog Pagtaengan Para ti Pamilya Incorporated President Roland Baylon gratified the City Government of Vigan led by Mayor Juan Carlo Medina for the said assistance. He also added that their members will start ocular inspection to their prospective lands to be used for the Core Shelter Project. The said assistance aims to address the housing needs of the City’s homeless and the disadvantaged groups pursuant to City’s Agenda on poverty alleviation. The Vigan Chronicle | 7


VIGAN CITY’S

NEWLY

RENOVATED STAC As a Child Friendly City Wall of Famer, and a consistent passer of the Child Friendly Local Government Audit, the City Government of Vigan continuously improves its services and facilities for the Bigueño children. Last August 26, 2020 the Vigan Stimulation and Therapeutic Activity Center (STAC) opened its newly renovated facilities to the City Press Team showcasing the additional equipment for physical therapy sessions, toys, indoor playground, rubberized floor, colorful wall designs and artificial grasses were installed.

“We’re very thankful that Mayor Juan Carlo Medina is very supportive towards our goal in improving our services to the city’s children with special needs. He never lets our special students left behind.” STAC Chief Frances Pugrad said. “Since we’re still in quarantine and our students are not allowed to attend their classes, we decided to implement the renovation of the STAC SPED rooms, Physical Therapy Room and Play Area for the children to enjoy after the quarantine,” Pugrad added. Colorful shapes and cartoon characters were painted along the walls of every room while brand new therapeutic equipment were placed at the Physical Therapy Room and indoor swings and slides with thousands of balls were some of the newly attratcions in the playing area. 8 | The Vigan Chronicle

Despite the pandemic, Vigan STAC conducts regular home visits to their students to ensure that their development is continuous. Pugrad highlighted that the Vigan STAC is now ready and is excited to welcome the city’s children with special needs to the newly renovated center.


OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

PHYSICAL THERAPY ROOM

PLAYROOM

TREADMILL USED FOR PT SESSIONS

The Vigan Chronicle | 9


OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

CGV EMPOWERS

THE BIGUEÑO PWDs To further empower the City’s Persons with Disability (PWDs), the City Government of Vigan through the City Social Welfare and Development Office distributed assistive devices to the eleven PWDs of the city last August 4 and 17, 2020. City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma. Celerina Agcamaran and SPM Janina Carine Medina-Farinas, Chairperson on Committee on Social Services and Poverty Alleviation, represented by her staff Ms. Aileen Fatima V. Dela Cruz personally handed the assistive devices to the recipients at their respective houses. Brand new wheelchairs were given to Nelson Filarca, Mario Ponte, Eduardo Balangue, Kiel Gerald Acena, Cesario Vergara, Isabelo Rabaca and Feliza

10 | The Vigan Chronicle

Padron while Amalia Cachola, Genida Quitevis received quad canes and walker to Rodrigo Castillo. As of July 2020 there are 769 Registered PWDs in the city according to the City Social Welfare and Development Office. Agcamaran said that all Bigueños who live with disabilities are free to apply for their PWD Identification Card and acquire Purchase Booklet at their office. The City’s PWD is really cared for by the City Government not just by providing their assistive devices but helping them to have discounts in the groceries and drug stores, providing livelihood assistance and engaging them in the different seminars and programs of the city.

The Vigan Chronicle | 10


OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

BRIEFING OF MECQ GUIDELINES AMONG CITY’S BARANGAY CAPTAINS by: Catherine Dela Peña

Modified Enhance Community Quarantine surfaces as the Local Government of Vigan was challenged by nearly successive CoVID-19 confirmed cases in the month of July 2020. Through the City Public Safety and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office together with the City Business Permit and Licensing Office, the City Government of Vigan conducted a meeting with the 39 Barangay Captains of Vigan City to discuss the guidelines under MECQ. City Public Safety and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Milagros Alquiza spearheaded the said meeting. She elaborated the proper measures for the distribution, claiming and usage of Quarantine pass during the period of the MGC to be used by the Bigueños and workers from nearby towns or provinces. She specified that for Bigueños, only one member of the family may use the Quarantine pass at

11 | The Vigan Chronicle

a time in order to ensure that the local transmission of CoVID-19 be mitigated especially that for the past few weeks, spread of CoVID-19 seemed indomitable. She added that for workers who are not residents of Vigan, may claim their Quarantine/work pass in the Business Permit and Licensing Office which in turn were responsible in distributing the quarantine pass among the Barangay Captains. Along with the discussion of guidelines and distribution of quarantine pass, the Local Chief Executive of Vigan City, Mayor Juan Carlo Medina was generous enough to provide for a monetary assistance amounting to Ten Thousand Pesos (P 10,000.00) for each cluster which they may use for the necessities of frontliners who will hearken during the Modified Enhance Community Quarantine.

The Vigan Chronicle | 11


news news bits bits OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

As part of the City’s preparations for this year’s opening of school calendar, the City Government of Vigan through its City Health Officer Loida Ranches and ABC Vice President Edmund Supnet in partnership with the Department of Education - Vigan City Division discussed the Health Protocols for the distribution of Learner’s Resource Materials at ABC Hall.

Meeting and Distribution of MECQ Quarantine Pass to the City’s Barangay Captains led by CPSDRRMO Milagros Alquiza, BPLO Elpidio Palapala and ABC Vice President Edmund Supnet at the VCTC.

12 | The Vigan Chronicle


news news bits bits OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

The Vigan City CoVID-19 Task Force led by Mayor Juan Carlo Medina together with the University of Northern Philippines President Erwin Cadorna conducted a meeting regarding the University’s Minimum Health Standard Protocols.

Last August 20, 2020, the Vigan Conservation Council led by Mayor Juan Carlo Medina steered a meeting regarding the renovation plans of some establishments in the city. The said Council is in charge with the preservation of the heritage houses and other historic structures of the city.

The Vigan Chronicle | 13


MODIFIED ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE

GUIDELINES

HEALTH STANDARDS During the imposition of MECQ, minimum public health standards shall be complied with at all times, such as but not limited to the wearing of face masks or any alternative thereof, the maintenance of strict physical distancing, frequent handwashing and the employment of respiratory etiquette

MOVEMENT OF PERSONS The following protocols as to the movement of persons shall be employed during the MECQ: a. Strict home quarantine shall be observed in all households, and the movement of all residents shall be limited to accessing essential goods and services, and for work in offices, establishments, or industries permitted to operate; b. Any person below twenty-one (21) years old, those who are sixty (60) years old and above, those with immunodeficiency, comorbidity, or other health risks, and pregnant women, including any person who resides with the aforementioned, shall be required to remain in their residences at all times, except when indispensable under the circumstances for obtaining essential goods and services and for work in permitted industries and offices. c. Frequent border crossing, especially those for non-essential purposes and leisure travel is highly discouraged. 14 | The Vigan Chronicle

d. Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs), Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (ROFWs), and Authorized Persons Outside of their Residences (APORs) shall be allowed entry in Vigan City, provided they are able to present a negative Rapid Antibody Test (RAT) or Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Test Results that is dated five (5) days prior to their entry. APORs who are frequent travelers are required to present a negative RT-PCR result every two weeks. The aforementioned result is in addition to all such other documentary requirements that are required to be presented at border check points such as but not limited to travel authority and health certificate.

RESTRICTION OF ENTRY During the imposition of MECQ, only individuals who have been issued a Quarantine Pass and/or Permit to access essential commodities or services by their respective barangay and/or municipality shall be allowed to enter Vigan City.


MODIFIED ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE GUIDELINES

ENTRY AND EXIT POINTS

QUARANTINE PASS

During the MECQ, the hereto entry and exit points shall be established, to wit:

Only one person per family shall be allowed to access essential commodities or services and be given a Quarantine Pass by the City Government.

A. Entry Points to Vigan City shall be:

1. Quezon Avenue (Govantes Dike);

2. Barangay Pantay Daya;

3. Barangay Tamag; and

4. Barangay Camanggaan.

B. Exit Points to Other Municipalities shall be:

1. Quirino Boulevard;

2. Barangay Pantay Daya;

3. Barangay Beddeng Laud; and

4. Rizal Street.

Transit through and between barangays shall not be hampered for persons and vehicles exempted from the Quarantine Pass requirement and those that are rendering essential, sanitation, and health services. Barangay Officials, the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the personnel of the City Public Safety and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CPSDRRMO) are hereby tasked to ensure and facilitate the entry of exit of people and vehicles in the enumerated points. Barangay clusters shall be further established in terms of monitoring, scheduling shall be facilitated by CPSDRRMO.

E N I T N A R A QU PASS MODIFIED

ENHANCED

NTINE

C

Y QUARA OMMUNIT

20

21, 20 AUGUST 7-

For this purpose, any person who shall commit unauthorized alteration or reproduction of issued Quarantine Passes by the City Government shall be filed the appropriate criminal, civil, or administrative charge under the law. The movement of the herein persons shall be permitted without the need for the presentation of Quarantine Pass, to wit: 1. Health and emergency frontline services personnel; 2. Government officials and government frontline personnel; 3. Employees or personnel of establishments or industries allowed to operate during the MECQ. 4. Duly-authorized humanitarian assistance actors; 5. Persons travelling for medical or humanitarian reasons; 6. Persons going to the airport for travel abroad; 7. Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs), Returning or repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and other Overseas Filipinos (OFs) returning to their places of residences; 8. Other persons transported through the efforts of the National Government upon observance of the necessary quarantine protocols and with the concurrence of the receiving local government unit.

QUARAN TINE PASS

MODIFIE D ENHAN CED CO MMUNIT Y QUAR AUGUST ANTINE 7-21, 202 0

The Vigan Chronicle | 15


MODIFIED ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE GUIDELINES

WORKER’S PASS

ESTABLISHMENTS ALLOWED TO OPERATE

To facilitate the unhampered passage of individuals belonging to the previous section, they shall be issued a Worker’s Pass by the City Government. However, these employees are directed to still bring their company ID or employment certificate for presentation should the need arises.

Selected establishments will be allowed to operate during the MECQ, with distinction only in terms of their operational capacity. A. The following establishments shall be allowed to operate at full operational capacity, to wit: 1. Public and private hospitals; 2. Health, emergency, and frontline services, including those provided by dialysis centers, chemotherapy centers, and the like;

RTIFICATE

hEALTH CE

TRA VEL AUT

HORITY

3. Manufacturers of medicines, medical supplies, devices and equipment, including suppliers of input, packaging and distribution; 4. Industries involved in agriculture, forestry, and fishery and their workers, including farmers, Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs), fisherfolk, and agri-fishery stores, and such other components of the food value chain;

000

D:000

WP -I

TE: E DA EXPIR 2020 1/ 08 /2

REGULATIONS IN THE ISSUANCE OF HEALTH CERTIFICATES AND TRAVEL AUTHORITIES Effective immediately, the issuance of health certificates and travel authorities shall be limited to extreme and urgent cases. Barangay Captains, the City Health Office, and the Philippine National Police shall ascertain the strict enforcement of the herein Section. 16 | The Vigan Chronicle

5. Delivery and courier services, whether in-house or outsourced, transporting food, medicine, or other essential goods, including clothing, accessories, hardware, housewares, school and office supplies, as well as pet foods and other veterinary products; 6. Media establishments, without the need of PCOO accreditation; 7. BPOs and export-oriented establishments, without the need to set up onsite or near-site accommodation arrangements; 8. E-commerce companies; 9. Other postal and courier services, as well as delivery services for articles or products not mentioned in paragraph 5; 10. Rental and leasing, other than real estate, such as vehicles and equipment for permitted sectors; 11. Employment activities that involve the recruitment and placement for permitted sectors; and


MODIFIED ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE GUIDELINES

12. Housing services activities, such as but not limited to plumbing, roofing, and electrical works.

15. Wholesale and retail trade of vehicles and their parts and components; 16. Repair and maintenance of vehicles as well as its parts or components, including car wash services;

B. The following establishments shall be allowed to operate at 50% operational capacity, while encouraging workfrom-home and other flexible working arrangements, to wit: 1. Other manufacturing industries classified as beverages, including alcoholic drinks; electrical machinery; wood products and furniture; non-metallic products; textiles and clothing/wearing apparels; tobacco products; paper and paper products; rubber and plastic products; coke and refined petroleum products; other nonmetallic mineral products; computers, electronic and optical j ~ products; electrical equipment; machinery and equipment; motor vehicles, trailers, and semi-trailers; other transport equipment; and others;

20. Clothing and accessories; 21. Bookstores and school and office supplies; 22. Baby or infant care supplies; 23. Pet food and pet care supplies;

3. Administrative and office support such as, but not limited to, providing photocopying and billing services; 4. Other financial services such as money exchange, insurance, reinsurance, and non-compulsory ~ – ‹ … ˜ pensionj funding; 5. Legal and accounting services; 6. Management consultancy services or activities; 7. Architectural and engineering activities, including technical testing and analysis; 8. Science and technology, research and development; 9. Recruitment and placement agencies for overseas employment; 11. Computer programming and information management services; 12. Publishing and printing services; 13. Film, music, and television production; 14. Photography, fashion, and industrial, graphic, and interior design; 17 | The Vigan Chronicle

18. Dining establishments and restaurants, but for delivery and take-out only; 19. Hardware stores;

2. Other real estate activities;

10. Advertising and market research;

17. Malls and commercial centers;

… ˜

24. Information technology, communications and electronic equipment; 25. Flower, jewelry, novelty, antique, and perfume shop; 26. Toy stores, provided that their playgrounds and amusement areas, if any, shall remain closed; 27. Firearms and ammunition trading establishments; and 28. Hotels and accommodation establishments with respect to the accommodation of APOR subject to: Accommodation Establishments may operate only upon issuance of Certificate of Authority to Operate by the Department of Tourism (DOT); Operations shall be limited to the provision of basic accommodation services through an in-house skeleton workforce; Ancillary establishments within the Hotel shall not be allowed to operate except those for the preparation of packed meals for guests and those delivery or takeout orders; and Existing Memorandum of Agreement with the City Government of Vigan.

The herein enumerated establishments are ordered to enforce minimum health protocols for their customers such as but not limited to the wearing of masks, The Vigan Chronicle | 17


MODIFIED ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE GUIDELINES

physical distancing, and the provision of alcohols and sanitizers. They are further ordered to require the presentation of identification cards and divulging of truthful contact information for all individuals entering their establishments through logbook entries for contact tracing. Furthermore, for those establishments allowed to operate, whether in full or 50% capacity, online and telephone transactions is encouraged. Face to face coverage and/or detailing of sales representative shall be temporarily suspended.

ESTABLISHMENTS NOT ALLOWED TO OPERATE The aforementioned establishments shall not be allowed to operate under MECQ, to wit: 1. Dine-in services at restaurants; 2. Barbershops and salons; 3. Gyms/fitness studios and sports facilities; 4. Internet and computer shops; 5. Other education and educational support establishments; 6. Entertainment industries; 7. Kid amusement industries; 8. Libraries, archives, museums, and cultural centers; 9. Tourist destinations; 10. Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation service, and related activities; 11. Other personal care services (massage parlors, sauna, facial care, waxing) and 12. Pet grooming services.

18 | The Vigan Chronicle

MASS GATHERINGS Mass gatherings such as but not limited to movie screenings, concerts, sporting events, and other entertainment activities, community assemblies, and non-essential work gatherings shall be prohibited. Gatherings that are for the provision of critical government services and authorized humanitarian activities while adhering to the prescribed minimum health standards shall be allowed. Religious gatherings shall be limited to not more than five (5) persons.

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION The operation of public transportation, among others, tricycles, public utility vehicles, buses, shall be allowed, subject to the guidelines issued by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), their compliance to minimum public health standards, and the Quarantine Pass Policy. Private transportation, including company shuttles and personal vehicles utilized by APORs, are allowed subject to the guidelines provided by the DOTr, such as the employment of social distancing and two passengers per row requirement, and the compliance to the Quarantine Pass Policy

CURFEW HOURS Curfew hours in Vigan City during MECQ shall be from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM, except for workers


MODIFIED ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE GUIDELINES

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Essential and priority construction projects, whether public or private, such as those that refer to food production, a griculture, fishery, fish port development, energy, housing, communication, water utilities, manufacturing, and Business Process Outsourcing (BPOs) shall be allowed, subject to compliance with the Construction Safety Guidelines provided by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Individual outdoor exercises such as outdoor walks, jogging, running or biking are allowed within MECQ areas, provided that the minimum health standards and precautions such as wearing of masks and the maintenance of physical distancing protocols are observed.

ACTS OF DISCRIMINATION Acts of discrimination against health care workers, repatriated OFWs and nonOFWs, locally stranded individuals, CoVID-19 cases whether confirmed, recovered or undergoing treatment, as well as suspect and probable cases, persons under monitoring, and their family members or members of their community and/or barangay are denounced in the strongest of terms. Acts in furtherance of discrimination, such as but not limited to coercion, libel, slander, physical injuries, and the dishonor of contractual obligations such as contract of lease or employment shall be dealt with criminally, civilly, or administratively pursuant to existing laws, rules, regulations, or Ordinances.

The Vigan Chronicle | 19


OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF VIGAN

the vigan chronicle

2020

20 | The Vigan Chronicle


Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.