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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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City hired 3,761 displaced workers over the last three months of community quarantine

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City hired 3,761 displaced workers over the last three months of community quarantine

The City Government of Muntinlupa is committed to assist displaced workers in the city affected by the community quarantine through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program and other employment initiatives.

Muntinlupa City Public Employment Service Office has recorded 3,761 beneficiaries employed through TUPAD since the first implementation of the community quarantine last March in Metro Manila.

TUPAD is a community-based package of assistance through the Department of Labor and Employment that provides emergency employment for displaced workers including transport drivers of tricycles, jeeps, and pedicabs for a minimum period of ten (10) days.

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said the local government recognizes the plight of daily earners and marginalized workers who have lost their jobs and whose livelihoods are affected by the community quarantine.

“The City Government of Muntinlupa will continue to assist our displaced workers in the city since they are one of the most hardly-hit sectors in the COVID-19 pandemic,” Fresnedi noted.

Beneficiaries were deployed to help in the city’s repacking and distribution of relief goods. Some displaced workers were assigned to participate in the disinfection/sanitation of their houses and immediate vicinity of their houses through the DOLE-TUPAD #Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko Disinfecting/Sanitation (#BKBK) Project.

Further, displaced seamstresses were also hired to produce face masks and personal protective equipment for frontliners and city residents.

A total of P21.018 million were allocated for the program with augmentation from the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Gender and Development Office, Muntinlupa City Technical Institute, and Office of Congressman Ruffy Biazon.

TUPAD beneficiaries has rendered 15 working days in the program and received a salary of P537.00 per day. PESO Muntinlupa continues to facilitate the community-based employment program for city residents.

For more information, the public may coordinate with PESO Muntinlupa located at G/F Annex Building, Muntinlupa City Hall with Tel. No.: 8861-4133 and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/peso.munti.

As of June 25, Muntinlupa City has 359 confirmed cases with 248 recoveries, 74 active cases, 37 reported deaths, 68 suspect cases, and 293 probable cases.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City Government announces designated PUV stops as LTFRB eyes resumption of traditional jeeps

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City Government announces designated PUV stops as LTFRB eyes resumption of traditional jeeps

The City Government of Muntinlupa announced the designated pick-up and drop-off points for public utility vehicles in the city’s major thoroughfares as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board eyes to allow resumption of traditional jeepneys in Metro Manila next week.

Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau released a list of designated PUV stops along National Road and Alabang-Zapote Road which shall take effect immediately.

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The official map. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

In an announcement, MTMB noted that the new scheme was crafted following a study conducted by the local bureau which aims to organize the public transportation system in the city.

Each stop will have signages informing commuters of their Current Stop, Next Stop, and Route Overview.

PUVs with Alabang-Tunasan via National Road route has 18 stops which include: Pacwood/Muntinlupa-Laguna Boundary, Villa Carolina I, RMT, St. Peregrine, Rodriguez (Tunasan Proper), SM Center Muntinlupa, Pepsi Plant, Sto. Niño Village, Hall of Justice, Centennial Ave., Poblacion, Bucal, City Hall, Soldiers’ Hills, Summitville, Purok 1 (Bayanan), Bautista Intersection, and Ayala Malls SouthPark.

While Alabang-Buencamino via Alabang-Zapote Road route has eight stops: Ospital ng Muntinlupa, Asian Hospital, RITM, Northgate, Alabang Town Center, Madrigal (Molito), Alabang Hills, and Buencamino. Pick-up and drop-off points in the three hospitals are only applicable for the free shuttle service of the City Government.

The two routes will both converge in Starmall Alabang as its central terminal.

The City Government continues to provide free shuttle for Authorized Persons Outside Residence and will ferry commuters using the designated PUV stops. A “no face mask, no ride” is being implemented while minors and senior citizens are still prohibited to ride in compliance with IATF guidelines.

Mayor Jaime Fresendi urged commuters to strictly observe physical distancing and other health protocols in all PUV stops.

Free shuttle service of e-jeeps for Muntinlupa residents starts at 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

As of June 24, Muntinlupa City has 351 confirmed cases with 240 recoveries, 74 active cases, 37 reported deaths, 65 suspect cases, and 298 probable cases.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa puts third community in lockdown due to rise in COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa puts third community in lockdown due to rise in COVID-19 cases

The City Government of Muntinlupa yesterday announced that placed the community in Barangay Putatan under lockdown, the third localized community quarantine in the city, due to an increase in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the area.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi approved Executive Order 22 s. 2020 ordering a 15-day Enhanced Localized Community Quarantine in Block 35 Excess Lot in Soldiers’ Hills Village in Brgy. Putatan which started June 23, 12:00 p.m. and will last until July 7, 11:59 a.m. The three roads leading to the community will also be closed.

As of June 21, the City Health Office has recorded 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area, one of the city’s highest among local communities, with 8 active cases and 2 recoveries. The local health office also reported that they are awaiting the COVID-19 swab results of 8 probable cases.

CHO has recorded clustering of cases in Block 35 Excess Lot, a congested community with 219 families. The community has a narrow doubling time at 4.82 days, which refers to the number of days for local coronavirus cases to double in number, and high attack rate at 11.5 per 1,000 individuals.

Residents in the compound have been advised to buy essential goods including food, medicine, basic supplies such as diapers, and infant formula, among others. While the local government will provide additional relief food packs and other basic supplies during the effectivity of the lockdown.

The local health office will also conduct mass testing in the community and will intensify its detection, isolation, and treatment strategies.

Block 35 Excess Lot is the third community to be put under extreme localized quarantine in Muntinlupa. Other communities include Sitio Pagkakaisa Zone 3 Interior in Brgy. Sucat until June 26 and Morning Breeze Homes in Alabang from June 3 to 16.

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi asks for the cooperation of residents from Block 35 Excess Lot to observe health protocols such as frequent hand-washing, wearing of face masks, and physical distancing.

Further, a 40-bed quarantine facility was turned over to the City Government of Muntinlupa on Tuesday to augment efforts in curbing COVID-19 in the city. The facility was donated by Reckitt Benckiser Philippines Inc.

Muntinlupa City has 345 confirmed cases with 229 recoveries, 80 active cases, 36 reported deaths, 52 suspect cases, and 305 probable cases as of June 22.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Cashless Transaction in Public Transportation for Muntinlupa Frontliners and Government Employees Confirmed

COVID-19 Crisis: Cashless Transaction in Public Transportation for Muntinlupa Frontliners and Government Employees Confirmed

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Ceremonial pose held at Ospital ng Muntinlupa. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

Yesterday the City Government of Muntinlupa confirmed that frontliners and government employees in their city will benefit from cashless transactions with regards to public transportation as a result of a strategic partnership with a private sector member.

The strategic partner here is Star 8 Green Technology Corporation which donated five hundred tap cards to the city frontliners and government employees. The executives of Star 8 turned over tap cards with P50 worth of stored value for cashless transactions in their company’s electric jeepneys (e-jeepneys) servicing the route along Alabang-Zapote Road.

The Star 8 tap cards will be distributed to health workers in Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), Ospital ng Muntinlupa, and employees from the City Government of Muntinlupa.

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Another ceremonial pose, this time at RITM. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

Those who attended the turn-over ceremony were Star 8 chief operating officer Netanel Kremer and head sales Cyril Aguadera, Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau chief Danidon Nolasco, and OsMun director Dr. Edwin Dimatatac.

Recently, the corporation provided ten e-jeepneys to service two routes in Muntinlupa to help stranded frontliners and government employees during the general community quarantine.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa imposes curfew, market schedule during GCQ/MGCQ to curb COVID-19

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa imposes curfew, market schedule during GCQ/MGCQ to curb COVID-19

In a bid to manage the COVID-19 situation in the city despite the relaxation of quarantine measures, the City Government of Muntinlupa is set to enforce a curfew and market schedule during the implementation of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi approved City Ordinance Nos. 2020-102 and 2020-103 imposing a city-wide curfew from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM during the GCQ and MGCQ, and a market schedule regulating the operations of the Alabang Public Market, respectively.

Fresnedi said the initiative to implement a curfew and market schedule for residents aims to limit movements and interactions in public places which are hotspots for the transmission of COVID-19.

Muntinlupa City Health Office recorded a spike in local cases during the effectivity of GCQ in Metro Manila starting June 1. The city’s confirmed cases jumped from 226 confirmed cases last May 31 to 303 confirmed cases last June 15.

As of June 15, Muntinlupa City has 303 confirmed cases with 185 recoveries, 83 active cases, 35 reported deaths, 45 suspect cases, and 324 probable cases.

The curfew period in the city shall take effect immediately. No person shall be allowed to go out of their respective homes during the GCQ and MGCQ, except for essential travel and emergency cases.

Persons exempted from the curfew include Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) as enumerated by the Joint Task Force COVID Shield, those whose work involves the delivery of essential goods and services, those who work in night shift or a 24-hour on-call duty and those providing public transportation.

Violators will be penalized with P500 for the first offense and P1,000 for succeeding offenses. Residents violating the curfew will also incur a barangay blotter and cancellation of local grants and benefits from the City Government

Further, the City Government will also enforce a schedule for market-goers in Alabang Public Market during the GCQ and MGCQ.

District 1 and non-Muntinlupa residents are scheduled on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. While District 2 residents can buy groceries in Alabang Public Market on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Monday is designated for disinfection and sanitation of stalls and other areas of the market.

Persons entering the premises of the market should present a valid identification card (ID) showing their district residence address. Market-goers are also mandated to use face masks and strictly observe physical distancing.

Stall owners are ordered to install clear barriers and provide disinfectants for the use of customers and vendors. Violators will be meted with penalties such as closure, suspension, or revocation of business permits or licenses.

The City Government of Muntinlupa urged city residents to stay at home as much as they can and follow health protocols such as frequent hand-washing, physical distancing, proper cough etiquette, and other precautionary measures.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Situation in Morning Breeze, Alabang under control, lockdown to be lifted tomorrow

COVID-19 Crisis: Situation in Morning Breeze, Alabang under control, lockdown to be lifted tomorrow

Following the two-week lockdown in Morning Breeze, Alabang, the local City Health Office (CHO) said the situation in the compound is now under control and residents who have contracted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has shown improving conditions.

Muntinlupa CHO chief Dra. Teresa Tuliao said the Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) in Morning Breeze has helped improve and control the situation in the compound with now only 16 active cases and 6 recoveries as of June 15.

Tuliao noted that all active cases that has been confined in Ospital ng Muntinlupa are on the way to recovery. Further, the local health chief said that all probable cases in the compound has already tested negative for COVID-19.

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

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has ordered an ELCQ in the compound, initially set from June 3 to June 5 but was extended until June 16, 11:59 PM, due to the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases in the community.

The local health office earlier recorded clustering of cases where COVID-19 positive residents live close to each other. Social distancing and strict use of face masks were also not followed.

Fresnedi said the City Government will continue to strictly monitor the situation in Morning Breeze after the lifting of the lockdown on June 16 to ensure that adherence to health protocols will be sustained.

“We ask for the cooperation of our residents in Morning Breeze to continue practicing social distancing and follow health protocols such as wearing of face masks, frequently washing of hands, and among others to completely curb the virus in the community,” the local exec said.

The City Government also eyes to put other areas in the city with high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases under localized community quarantine.

Muntinlupa City has 303 confirmed cases with 185 recoveries, 83 active cases, 35 reported deaths, 43 suspect cases, and 334 probable cases as of June 14.


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