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ORMOC CITY – Following the signing of the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” or Republic Act (RA) 11469, which lists the national government’s mechanisms, ways and means to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), local government units were subsequently called on to be of assistance to the mandated programs stipulated in the said RA, to include the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Thus, as early as March 25 during the 2nd Emergency Coordination Meeting of Punong Barangay in this city led by Liga Ng Mga Barangay President Esteban Laurente, all barangay officials were already tasked to come up with a list of residents in their respective villages who should “qualify” to be beneficiaries of the SAP. read more

ORMOC CITY – This city, per Executive Order No. 38, has extended its lockdown or the implementation of “stricter” border controls and community quarantine to April 30, 2020.

As the previous EO was about to expire, City Mayor Richard Gomez affixed his signature on March 30, Monday, on an updated EO, outlining revised guidelines on the COVID-19 response of LGU-Ormoc, relative and further to Executive Order No. 31-A1A; and because it is needed while the entire country’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise. read more

ORMOC CITY – This city’s Isolation Facility for possible COVID-19 patients, situated in Brgy. San Pablo, is now ready to operate. It is set to open on Monday, March 30; and will be run by the City Health Office (CHO) together with three private hospitals, OSPA-FMC, Ormoc Doctor’s Hospital and Clinica Gatchalian Hospital.

On March 22, 2020, Sunday, street cleaners of the City’s Environment and Natural Resources Department (ENRD), personnel of the LGU’s General Services Department (GSD) and Liga ng mga Barangay members joined forces to clean the said Isolation Facility that will accordingly have 10 rooms. read more

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