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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