DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan reminds the public that as the Modified General Community Quarantine in Cordillera continues, all must stay vigilant and prioritize health and safety measures needed to protect themselves, their families and the communtiy from the COVID virus. CCD/PIA CAR)

Mr. Iori Kato from UNFPA and hospital staff of Santa Ana Hospital poses in front of triage tent for patients with COVID-19 symptoms donated by UNFPA supported by the Government of Australia to help the hospital with infection prevention and control.

Regional Development and Security. DA Secretary William Dar, in his capacity as the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for CAR, presided a joint meeting of the RTF - ELCAC and the RPOC at Baguio Country Club. Dar was joined by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong at the main table as the chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

UNFPA representative meets with the Chief of OB GYNE and Head of WCPU from Batangas Medical Center where UNFPA provided emergency maternity tent facility, WCPU tent and COVID-19 triaging tent to make their services more accessible to mothers, women, young people and COVID-19 patients.

CORDS for CAR and DA Secretary William Dar with officials of the Cordillera Regional Development Council join the toast of rice wine as part of the

Agriculture Secretary William Dar stresses Cordillera's strong potential for regional progress and advancement as strong partner for economic development and nation building. (CCD/PIA CAR)

DILG-Napolcom Center in QC to continue public service despite 7-day lockdown

CALOOCAN CITY, July 6 (PIA) -- Despite being placed under preventive lockdown against COVID-19 for 7 days starting today, the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Napolcom Center will continue to provide service to the public, according to a senior official on Monday.


DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said the preventive measure following the report that one of its senior officials tested positive for COVID-19 will not affect the delivery of public service since all Central Office officials and staff will just shift to Work from Home (WFH) mode and the Department will still receive and release documents at the ground floor lobby of the building. The building located along EDSA corner Quezon Avenue in Quezon City.

“We understand that DILG is a frontline agency in this pandemic so we cannot stop operations so our officials will still continue to work at our extension or other offices outside of the DILG-Napolcom Center or from their homes while all our attached agencies are fully operational, especially the PNP, BJMP, and BFP,” he said.

He said that the operations of Department organization will remain unhampered down to the field units.

“The Department remains steadfast in our commitment of capacitating and nurturing local government units, and supervising public order and safety institutions even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

Malaya said that while the building is on lockdown, they will undertake the disinfection of the entire building and contact tracing of all personnel will also be done.

He likewise said that the “No Visitor Policy” will be imposed while DILG personnel are strictly prohibited from entering or exiting the building and in extreme cases where key officials and executives really need to enter the office premises, they too shall not interact with other offices.

With DILG CO personnel reporting on WFH arrangement during this period, he advised the public to transact official businesses during office hours via calls, emails, or through social media.

The lockdown will be lifted on July 13 and regular office hours will resume on that date. (PIA NCR)

By Jerome Carlo R. Paunan




Mt. Province


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