Muntinlupa City Government turns over 20,000 tablets for public school students

In an effort to help local learners in the ongoing distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Government of Muntinlupa has provided several tablet computers for local public school students. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi recently turned over 20,000 units of mobile tablets to the Schools Division Office – Muntinlupa, led by Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Dominico Idanan, to be given to underprivileged public elementary, junior, and senior high school students.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi (4th from right) turns-over 20,000 tablets to Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Dominico Idanan (center) and student representatives last January 8. Fresnedi says the initiative aims to help Muntinlupa students access online learning resources and help them adapt to the changes and challenges of the new normal in the education system. Earlier, the local government also turned over the first batch of 2,557 laptops and 28 photocopiers to the Schools Division Office for public schools and teachers. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)
A few of the many tablets that were turned over for the benefit of public students of the city. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

Fresnedi says the initiative aims to help Muntinlupa students access online learning resources and help them adapt to the changes and challenges of the new normal in the education system. The turn-over ceremony was attended by public school principals and some student representatives.

Previously, the City Government also turned over the first batch of 2,557 laptops and 28 photocopiers to the Schools Division Office for public schools and teachers.

“The City Government of Muntinlupa will continue to support our teachers and students to adapt to the changes of the education system, no one will be left behind. We will ensure that everyone can access all kinds of learning modalities whether online or offline,” Fresnedi said.

This past January 4, the City Government also inaugurated the Muntinlupa Mobile Learning Hub, the first innovative roving ‘learning bus’ in Metro Manila to teach city residents about disaster resilience.

The learning bus is equipped with state-of-the-art Virtual Reality area where residents can wear VR headsets to experience being in ‘close-to-actual’ scenarios of disasters including earthquakes, flooding, storm surge, bomb explosion, chemical poisoning, volcanic eruption, tsunami, and landslide. The VR facility aims to provide immersive, visual and sound-based experience of weather disturbances and calamities and to train residents on disaster response.

Further, the DDRM Mobile Learning Hub has an interactive Lecture Area with informative videos on COVID-19 Protective Measures, Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Preparedness, First Aid Response and Management, and Basic Life Support, among others.

Public Information Officer Tez Navarro said the Learning Hub will visit several barangays and health and safety protocols will be strictly implemented. Regular disinfection of the facility will also be conducted.

Navarro noted that the learning bus will also be used for the information campaign of the City Government on COVID-19 vaccination.

As of January 7, Muntinlupa City has 48 active cases, 5,152 confirmed cases with 4,937 recoveries, 167 reported deaths, 23 suspect cases, and 287 probable cases.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City Government turns over 2,557 laptops, 28 photocopiers to public school teachers

The City Government of Muntinlupa provided laptops and photocopiers for public school teachers in a bid to help them adapt to distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi led a ceremonial turn-over ceremony of the first batch of 2,557 laptops and 28 photocopiers to Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Dominico Idanan and other school principals yesterday.

All Muntinlupa public school teachers in elementary, junior and senior high schools, including school heads, will each receive a brandnew laptop with specifications prescribed by the Department of Education.

Public schools are also set to receive photocopiers to aid in the printing of modules for the distance learning modality being implemented in the “new normal” of education in the country.


Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi (4th from left) leads a ceremonial turn-over ceremony of 2,557 laptops and 28 photocopiers for public school teachers to Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Dominico Idanan (3rd from left) and other school principals last October 8. The local government of Muntinlupa will also provide tablets to public school students in the coming weeks in a bid to help them adapt to distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

“The City Government of Muntinlupa will continue to support our teachers and students to adapt to the changes of the education system, no one will be left behind. We will ensure that everyone can access all kinds of learning modalities whether online or offline,” Fresnedi said.

Further, students who are in need will also receive tablets to help them access online learning resources. The City Government awaits the delivery of the devices to be distributed to the students. Fresnedi added that the city’s scholarship program will continue to be a priority of the City Government.

Muntinlupa Scholarship Program (MSP) acting chief Alvin Veron assured the public of the continuity of the local government’s scholarship program despite academic calendar shift and changes in teaching modalities.

The scholarship program chief said MSP will synchronize its services with the new academic calendar and noted that there will be adjustments with the distribution of allowance. MSP also plans to implement a cashless disbursement of scholarship allowance starting with Senior High School students.

Muntinlupa City offers a comprehensive educational assistance program with over 71,000 scholars in elementary to college, including technical-vocational, graduate, law and medicine schools.

Elementary and alternative learning system students in Muntinlupa receive an allowance of up to P4,000 per year. For junior high school students, the local government provides up to P5,000, while senior high school students receive up to P6,000 per year.

Further, State Universities and Colleges students, including beneficiaries of Continuing Assistance for Reintegrating Students Program, receive a maximum incentive of up to P10,000 per semester depending on their academic performance. Other cash assistance are given to different scholarship categories.

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Muntinlupa Mayor joins Metro Manila Mayors in Project Ark Meeting

Muntinlupa Mayor joins Metro Manila Mayors in Project Ark Meeting

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On July 24, 2020, Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi joins other Metro Manila in a virtual meeting and press conference of Project Ark. Fresnedi thanked Project Ark and Filinvest Foundation execs for providing 2,016 testing kits to Muntinlupa that were used in recent localized community quarantine in several areas in the city. Project ARK is a private sector initiative to make mass testing available nationwide. Joining the virtual meeting were Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez, San Mateo Mayor Cristina Diaz, and Pasay Mayor Imelda Tubiano. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City releases food packs to displaced workers

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City releases food packs to displaced workers

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A package of food released by the City Government to a displaced worker. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

Recently, the City Government of Muntinlupa provided much-needed assistance to hundreds of displaced workers whose livelihoods were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specifically, on July 16 the City Government organized a registration process for the displaced workers residing in the city. The number of applications received was at eight hundred forty-five (845) and food packages were released to them.

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Registration was required in order for applicants to receive food packages. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

At first, the registration covered workers in the formal sector but will eventually cater to other sectors. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has ordered assistance packages for displaced workers, formal and informal sectors, whose livelihood were affected by the pandemic.


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Muntinlupa City receives frozen fish donation from OCD

Muntinlupa City receives frozen fish donation from OCD

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Receiving the donation from OCD were Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Erwin Alfonso, Social Service Department head Analyn Mercado, and Youth Affairs and Sports Development Officer Cynthia Viacrusis. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

Recently the City Government of Muntinlupa received two thousand and five hundred frozen fishes from the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD).

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One of many boxes of relief goods being passed on. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

The donation, which was official received on July 16, will be  given to communities on localized community quarantine and other barangays. Already residents of Filinvest Socialized Housing Buildings 1 and 2 have received the goods.

The City Government is also set to distribute other frozen fish packs to other barangays.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Metro Manila Councilors League Donates Equipment to Muntinlupa City

COVID-19 Crisis: Metro Manila Councilors League Donates Equipment to Muntinlupa City

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The Metro Manila Councilors League donated foot-operated hand sanitizers and foot bath to the local government of Muntinlupa in support of its efforts against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Muntinlupa City Council turned-over the donated equipment to Mayor Jaime Fresnedi on July 13. The local exec thanked the MM Councilors League for providing sanitizers and foot baths that will be installed in several communities in the city. As of July 12, Muntinlupa City has 626 confirmed cases with 344 recoveries, 235 active cases, 47 deaths, 368 probable cases, and 215 suspect cases. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)


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COVID-19 Crisis – New Quarantine Facility in Muntinlupa Opened

COVID-19 Crisis – New Quarantine Facility in Muntinlupa Opened

The City Government of Muntinlupa announced today that the recently turned-over quarantine center within the city (Barangay Sucat) from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has officially started accepting local residents who tested positive for COVID-19, as well as those who were suspected to have contracted the said virus for isolation. The facility opened on July 8.

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Mayor Jaime Fresnedi inspects the facility in Barangay Sucat. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

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Fully equipped personnel working at the facility. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

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A look at the Barangay Sucat facility that officially opened on July 8. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

Already two units of Emergency Quarantine Facility (EQF) in Barangay Sucat serve as an isolation facility and additional triage to decongest hospitals in Muntinlupa as part of local government’s efforts to curb COVID-19 in the communities.

As of July 9, has 542 confirmed cases with 310 recoveries, 192 active cases, 40 deaths, 338 probable cases, and 228 suspect cases.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa imposes ‘Extreme Localized Community Quarantine’ in Alabang community

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa imposes ‘Extreme Localized Community Quarantine’ in Alabang community

The City Government of Muntinlupa placed an entire community in Barangay Alabang under lockdown, the fourth localized community quarantine in the city, due to the alarming doubling time of COVID-19 transmission and confirmed cases in the area.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed Executive Order 27 s.2020 ordering a 15-day Extreme Localized Community Quarantine in two residential buildings in Filinvest Socialized Housing complex, Bldg. 1 and Bldg. 7, in Brgy. Alabang starting July 7, 12:00 p.m. until July 22, 12:00 p.m.

Muntinlupa City Health Officer Dra. Tet Tuliao said Buildings 1 and 7 have a total of 15 active cases of which 14 are active cases and two are admitted in the hospital. She said the doubling time is narrow for both buildings at at 3 days for Building 1 and 1.95 days for Building 7.

Doubling time refers to the number of days for local coronavirus cases to double in number. Tuliao noted that the standard rate of transmission should be at 7-30 days.

She added that the community shows clustering of cases as housing units are close to one another. The community also has a high-risk population of children, pregnant women, PWDs and senior citizens.

Filinvest Socialized Housing is an 18-building residential complex. The two buildings to be placed under ELCQ house 80 families with 303 individuals.

Other residential buildings in the housing complex will be considered as containment zone and are subject to strict quarantine measures following IATF guidelines. CHO eyes using the newly turned-over quarantine facility in Brgy. Sucat as an isolation center.

Residents in the compound were advised to buy essential goods including food, medicine, and basic supplies. While the local government will provide additional relief food packs and other basic goods during the effectivity of the ELCQ.

CHO will also conduct a mass testing in the community and will intensify its detection, isolation, and treatment strategies. Barangay Alabang has conducted disinfection activities in the area.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi asks for the cooperation of Flinvest Socialized Housing residents and urged them to observe health protocols such as frequent hand-washing, wearing of face masks, and physical distancing.

Further, the City Government raises concerns over rising COVID-19 cases among residents aged 19 years old and below. As of July 5, the 19 y/o and under age group recorded the highest distribution of COVID-19 positive patients among city residents.

City Health Office reminds the youth and their parents to exercise vigilance and strict compliance to IATF guidelines and health protocols.

Muntinlupa City has 505 confirmed cases with 306 recoveries, 160 active cases, 39 reported deaths, 234 suspect cases, and 377 probable cases as of July 6.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa to implement cost-cutting measures to fund programs vs COVID-19

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa to implement cost-cutting measures to fund programs vs COVID-19

The City Government of Muntinlupa is set to implement economic and austerity measures to continue funding its programs in curbing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the city.

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed City Ordinance No. 2020-105 providing cost-cutting measures and realignment of funds to augment budgetary requirements for COVID-19 response.

The approved measure follows the recommendation of the Local Finance Committee to reduce expenses and conserve necessary resources from the 2020 Annual Budget by channeling funds to programs and projects towards COVID-19 initiatives.

Under the local ordinance, overtime pay to employees is suspended while hazard pay in relation to COVID-19 would be covered only until May 15 for qualified personnel.

However, health workers and other essential personnel assigned at the City Health Office, Ospital ng Muntinlupa, City Veterinary Office and Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau would continue to receive their hazard pay.

Honoraria of personnel involved in Technical Working Groups and other committees are also suspended while allowances of officers and staff members of national government agencies would be reduced by 50 percent.

The City Government of Muntinlupa is also set to impose a freeze on the hiring of new personnel except for front-liners in health, law enforcement, sanitation, social services and other essential departments.

Further, local and foreign travels for all officials and staff are prohibited while civic celebrations, cultural events, and the purchase of supplies not related to the city’s COVID-19 response are put on hold.

Muntinlupa City Hall employees will also no longer get rice allocation of one sack per employee which is given every December.

Budget Committee chairman Coun. Raul Corro said if the economy continues to worsen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cost-cutting measures of the local government will be sustained until next year or even longer than that.

“This is a test of the city government’s ability to spend funds wisely. Because we will not get the income we were expecting, we need to cut our expenses and allot enough for funds for our primary needs,” Corro said.

As of July 2, Muntinlupa City has 440 confirmed cases with 291 recoveries, 111 active cases, 38 reported deaths, 137 suspect cases, and 350 probable cases.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa to lift enhanced quarantine in Sucat sitio due to improving COVID-19 condition

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa to lift enhanced quarantine in Sucat sitio due to improving COVID-19 condition

The City Government of Muntinlupa is set to lift the Enhanced Localized Community Quarantine in a sitio in Brgy. Sucat ahead of schedule due to improving situation of COVID-19 in the area.

Muntinlupa City Health Officer Dra. Teresa Tuliao recommended the lifting of the localized quarantine in Sitio Pagkakaisa Zone 3 Interior in Brgy. Sucat, on June 29, 11:59 PM, four days before the set deadline of the lockdown for the community.

Earlier, the City Government placed the area in ELCQ starting June 13, 12:01 AM until July 3, 11:59 PM due to the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases.

Tuliao reported that out of 29 confirmed cases, 14 have already recovered while 15 residents were admitted to Ospital ng Muntinlupa for isolation and treatment. All residents who tested positive for COVID-19 are now recovering and have shown improving conditions.

Further, the local health officer noted that the doubling time in Sitio Pagkakaisa Zone 3 Interior has slowed down.

During the lockdown, CHO conducted a mass testing in the community and strengthened its detection, isolation, and treatment strategies. The local government has also provided relief food packs to cover all meals and other basic supplies during the effectivity of the lockdown.

Residents of Sitio Pagkakaisa are urged to continue observing social distancing and other health protocols such as wearing of face masks, and frequent washing of hands.

Sitio Pagkakaisa Zone 3 Interior in Brgy. Sucat is the second community to have completed an ELCQ following Morning Breeze Homes in Brgy. Alabang last June 16. Localized lockdowns in Muntinlupa started after the implementation of the General Community Quarantine in Metro Manila.

Meanwhile, the City Government continues to monitor Block 35 Excess Lot, Soldier’s Hills in Brgy. Putatan, the third community to be put under lockdown which is set to end on July 7, 11:59 PM. Muntinlupa LGU eyes to conduct more localized community quarantine in several areas in the city to curb the alarming transmission of COVID-19 in the communities.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi pleads to city residents not to be complacent amid the GCQ and to avoid going out unless necessary. The local exec reminds the public to observe stringent personal hygiene and to follow preventive measures such as physical distancing and hand washing.

Muntinlupa City has 410 confirmed cases with 267 recoveries, 106 active cases, 37 reported deaths, 77 suspect cases, and 409 probable cases as of June 28.


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