IATF to implement Covid-19 alert level system in remaining regions

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MANILA – Malacañang announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has approved the Phase 4 implementation of the Covid-19 Alert Level System, which would include the rest of the country’s regions.

“The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved to implement Phase 4 of the Alert Level System placing the remaining regions under respective Alert Levels from 22 November 2021 to 30 November 2021,” Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who is now the acting Palace spokesperson, said in a press statement.

Five areas would be placed under Alert Level 3 including Apayao, Mountain Province, and Ifugao in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR); Dinagat Islands in Region 13 (Caraga); and Sulu in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

According to Nograles, 19 areas will be placed under Alert Level 2 of the final phase of the Alert Level System implementation. These include:

Cordillera Administrative Region

Region 4-B (Mimaropa)
Oriental Mindoro
Occidental Mindoro
Puerto Princesa

Region 13 (Caraga)
Butuan City
Surigao del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Surigao del Sur
Agusan del Norte

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
Cotabato City
Lanao del Sur

President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) 151 on November 11 to begin the nationwide rollout of the alert level system in four tiers/phases.

On September 16, the first phase was piloted in Metro Manila. The National Capital Region is currently on Alert Level 2.

Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Davao Region were later included in the Phase 1 implementation.

Listed in Phase 2 are Cagayan Valley, the Bicol Region, and the Zamboanga Peninsula while Ilocos Region, Eastern Visayas, and Soccsksargen are part of Phase 3.

Phase 4 covers CAR, Caraga, Mimaropa, and BARMM. 

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.