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TACLOBAN CITY – PBGen. Ronaldo De Jesus, Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) Regional Director, is reiterating that Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APORs) and all types of cargoes by land, air, or sea are exempt from undergoing mandatory quarantine and testing.

He said that this is based on the provisions of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines, as adopted under E.O. No. 12, series 2020, stating that APORs and cargoes shall be allowed to transit across areas placed under any form of quarantine provided that minimum health standard shall be strictly observed and documentary requirements are complied with. read more

Tacloban still under GCQ – IATF

TACLOBAN CITY – The Interagency Task Force (IATF) has recommended extending a General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in October in order to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in this city.

However, Mayor Alfred Romualdez has already allowed the sale of liquor starting October 1 but bars and restaurants are still prohibited from serving alcohol in order to avoid social gatherings.

“We are allowing the sale of liquors but (they are) not allowed in bars and restaurants. We only allow the consumption at home and not in public,” Romualdez maintained. read more

TACLOBAN CITY – Fishes in a nearby river died, while the water on the rice fields was filled with industrial wastes. People started getting sick, especially those who have allergies and respiratory illnesses. Residents, even passersby complain of the pungent odor near a dressing plant and dumping area in the municipalities of Albuera and Palompon, Leyte.

Nida, not her real name, said they have long been suffering from the obnoxious odor coming from the dressing plant in Brgy. Tinag-an in Albuera. read more

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