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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COVID-19 Crisis: Lockdown in Morning Breeze, Alabang extended until June 16 amid rising COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Crisis: Lockdown in Morning Breeze, Alabang extended until June 16 amid rising COVID-19 cases

The Regional Inter-Agency Task Force on Emergency and Infectious Diseases (RATF-EID) has approved the extension of the Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) in a Barangay Alabang compound until June 16 following the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases in the community.

The RIATF-EID has permitted the extension of the localized ECQ in Morning Breeze, Brgy. Alabang until June 16, 2020, 11:59 PM through RIATF Resolution No. 8 upon the request of the City Government of Muntinlupa.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi recently ordered a 72-hour ELCQ in Morning Breeze, a compound with 249 families situated near Laguna de Bay, starting June 3, 12:01 AM to June 5, 11:59 PM.

As of June 8, the City Health Office recorded 19 residents from Morning Breeze who tested positive for COVID-19, the highest among Muntinlupa communities.

The local health office notes that the community shows clustering of cases where confirmed cases live close to each other. Social distancing and strict use of face masks were not strictly followed during the 72-hour lockdown.

CHO has conducted a mass testing for all residents of Morning Breeze and strengthened its isolation strategies and treatment of residents who tested positive for the disease.

Muntinlupa CHO chief Dra. Teresa Tuliao said the severe containment of all residents is ideal while awaiting the release of the results of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests of 33 probable cases, which are the remainder of the originally conducted tests among 131 residents.

Tuliao added that the extension would complete the quarantine period of the community up to 14 days, the known incubation period of the disease.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi urged for the cooperation of the residents and strict observance of health protocols to curb the disease in the compound.

“We ask for the cooperation of our residents in Morning Breeze to stay at home for the duration of the lockdown. The lockdown aims to ensure their safety and the successful containment of the virus in their community,” the mayor said.

Muntinlupa Social Services Department, together with Barangay Alabang government, continues to provide relief food packs to cover all meals and other supplies during the effectivity of the ELCQ. While, members of the Philippine National Police – Muntinlupa City Station and Philippine Coast Guard – Bayanan Sub-Station deployed in the compound continue to enforce security measures.

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

Muntinlupa City has 262 confirmed cases with 171 recoveries, 40 active cases, 33 reported deaths, 58 suspect cases, and 389 probable cases as of June 8.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City eyes to extend lockdown in Morning Breeze, Alabang up to two-weeks

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City eyes to extend lockdown in Morning Breeze, Alabang up to two-weeks

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Personnel on the watch at Morning Breeze. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

Following the declaration of a 72-hour Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) in a coastline community in Barangay Alabang starting on June 3, the City Government of Muntinlupa eyes to extend the lockdown up to two-weeks to fully contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi says the City Government is studying to extend the lockdown in Morning Breeze, Alabang should there be a spike in confirmed cases despite the stringent quarantine measures.

“An extension of the lockdown in Morning Breeze is a possibility that we are considering should there be a need for such extension upon assessment of the situation. We ask for the cooperation of our residents in Morning Breeze to stay at home for the next days. The lockdown aims to ensure their safety and the successful containment of the virus in their community,” the local exec said.

The mayor recently signed Executive Order No. 19 series of 2020 ordering ELCQ in Morning Breeze, a barrio with 455 families situated near Laguna de Bay, starting June 3, 12:01 AM to June 5, 11:59 PM.

As of June 2, the City Health Office says Morning Breeze has one of the highest COVID-19 cases with 10 confirmed positive cases, 98 probable cases, and three recoveries.

On May 27, CHO conducted targeted mass testing for COVID-19 among residents of the community and six individuals were immediately confirmed positive using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing. The local health office is still waiting for the results of four symptomatic patients who are all residents of Morning Breeze.

CHO has transferred the six residents who tested positive for COVID-19, including 33 suspect individuals, to a dedicated quarantine facility in Ospital ng Muntinlupa for treatment.

During the lockdown, CHO will conduct a mass testing for all residents of Morning Breeze and will strengthen its isolation strategies for residents who will test positive for the disease.

Muntinlupa Social Services Department, together with Barangay Alabang government, will continue to provide relief food packs to cover all meals and sustain the residents during the effectivity of the ELCQ.

Member of the Philippine National Police – Muntinlupa City Station were deployed in the community to provide round the clock security and ensure that residents stay at home and do not violate physical distancing. The local government also partnered with the Philippine Coast Guard – Bayanan Sub-Station to provide security along Laguna Lake coastline of the community.

The City Government also plans to conduct a localized community quarantine in several areas in the city with high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Muntinlupa City has 236 confirmed cases with 163 recoveries, 41 active cases, 32 reported deaths, 57 suspect cases, and 369 probable cases as of June 3.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Liquor ban in Muntinlupa City lifted but with restrictions amid GCQ

COVID-19 Crisis: Liquor ban in Muntinlupa City lifted but with restrictions amid GCQ

The liquor ban in Muntinlupa City has been lifted but with restrictions for the duration of General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed City Ordinance No. 2020-100 into law effectively lifting the liquor ban in the city with provisions on restrictions and guidelines for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Under the city’s ordinance, residents can only consume alcoholic beverages within the private residence of the consumer. Social drinking involving individuals not living in the same residence shall still be strictly prohibited.

The City Government warns beneficiaries of financial assistance from DSWD, other national government agencies, and the City Government that they are prohibited to use their cash aid to purchase liquor or any alcoholic beverage to ensure that the government assistance is not wasted on alcohol. Beneficiaries of government financial assistance shall sign an undertaking to refrain from consuming alcohol during the GCQ and MGCQ.

The public is encouraged to report violators to the Barangay for proper action. Violators may face disqualification to receive financial assistance from government agencies.

Business establishments selling liquor are required to keep a log book of individuals who will purchase alcoholic beverages containing information including name of buyer, address of buyer, contact details, date and time of purchase, among others.

Minors and individuals already intoxicated are still prohibited to buy alcohol in the city.

A local task force headed by Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and Muntinlupa Business Permits and Licensing Office has been inspecting commercial establishments and malls in the city to ensure that local ordinances, including other health protocols such as physical distancing, are followed.

Under the general community quarantine, the local government has also implemented measures for people going to Muntinlupa City Hall compound including temperature checks, “no face mask, no entry” policy, physical distancing and disinfection.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi reminds city residents to be on guard and to continue observing health protocols as quarantine measures are relaxed in the implementation of GCQ. The local exec warned the public of another spike in COVID-19 cases upon complacency in observing quarantine protocols.

Recently, a community in Barangay Alabang (Morning Breeze) has been placed on a 72-hour Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) starting on Wednesday to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the city.

Muntinlupa City has 236 confirmed cases with 159 recoveries, 45 active cases, 32 reported deaths, 54 suspect cases, and 353 probable cases as of June 2.


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