CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago of this capital city on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, urged village officials in 35 barangays here “to provide better and efficient services” as the city continues its fight versus Covid-19.
Santiago made the call after Pongking Street in Purok 7 of Barangay Panipuan was placed under localized enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), as three residents there tested positive for Covid-19. The hard lockdown took effect on July 1, 2020.
“Ngayon kayo mas kailangan ng mga nasasakupan ninyo. Huwag tayong titigil na tulungan sila. Tayo ang kanilang pag-asa ngayon upang malampasan nila ang pagsubok na ito. Gaya natin, mahirap rin ito para sa kanila lalo na’t pansamantala munang tumigil ang kanilang paghahanap-buhay. Gawin natin ang lahat ng ating makakaya ngunit sa tamang pamamaraan upang matulungan ang ating mga kababayan (this is the time when your constituents need you. Do not stop helping them. Just like us, this is also difficult for them to temporarily stop with their livelihood. Let us do all that we can in the best proper ways to help them),” he said.
Earlier, Santiago and local government Incident Command Team head Renely Tungol visited Barangay Panipuan to give directives to barangay officials headed by Chairman Rodolfo Dizon, particularly the implementation of an 8 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew for essential workers residing on Pongking Street and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for daily workers in the entire Purok 7.
The measure--in compliance with the protocols and guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases