Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas is counting on the support of the barangays as the city continues to battle the global health pandemic. In a statement, Treñas reveals that the improvement of the situation depends on the barangay officials and that protocols should be practiced within the community.
“The improvement of the situation depends on the barangay officials — and that’s the secret in order to improve the barangay. Protocols should be worked on and secured by barangay officials to lessen the cases of Covid-19. For me, the city is not yet normal, that’s the reason why we are finding ways to provide food for households under lockdown. We’ll try to look for ways to bring back our community kitchen, maybe on a smaller scale for one month, we’ll see if how much we will be needing,” states Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas.
It may be recalled that several barangays have been placed under selective lockdown to address the problem of COVID. In the newly released executive order, EO 140, it was indicated that the government can impose localized containment in barangays and affected establishments.
Treñas continues to address the concerns of the locality.
“The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has devastating effects on all social and economic factors in the whole world. Due to months of standstill, many of our local businesses have closed down and a lot of Ilonggos have lost their jobs due to the decline of the business economy. As we continue to advance, we can also see the rise and adjustments of the business sector and the gradual increase in the economy. Jobs have been made available as many of the sectors opened more doors for our fellow Ilonggos. We must accept the fact that the virus is still there but we must also move forward without compromising the health and safety of the people. Magbuligay kita sa pagbangon sang aton ciudad. Batò Iloilo,” he adds.