MANILA, June 16 (Mabuhay) — Metro Manila will remain under the most lenient Alert Level 1 until June 30, Malacañang announced on Wednesday.
This, after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the new alert level classifications in the country, acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said.
In a press statement, Andanar said the municipality of Pateros and the cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Pasig, Marikina, Quezon, Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Pasay in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be under Alert Level 1 from June 16 to 30.
The IATF-EID’s latest decision came, after Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire earlier raised the possibility of upgrading the alert level status in Metro Manila because of the apparent uptick in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections in the country’s metropolis.
Apart from Metro Manila cities and Pateros, 248 other areas nationwide will also be placed under Alert Level 1 for the second half of June.
Alert Level 1 will be implemented in the following highly urbanized cities (HUCs), independent component cities (ICCs).
*Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): Abra, Apayao, Baguio City, Kalinga, and Mountain Province
*Region 1: Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan
*Region 2: Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino
*Region 3: Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales
*Region 4-A: Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, and Rizal
*Region 4-B: Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City, and Romblon
*Region 5: Albay, Catanduanes, Naga City, and Sorsogon
*Region 6: Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Iloilo City
*Region 7: Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City (Opon), Mandaue City, and Siquijor
*Region 8: Biliran, Eastern Samar, Ormoc City, Southern Leyte, and Tacloban City
*Region 9: Zamboanga City
*Region 10: Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, Camiguin, Iligan City, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental
*Region 11: Davao City and Davao Oriental
*Region 12: South Cotabato
*Caraga: Butuan City, Surigao del Sur, and Agusan del Norte
*Bangsamoro Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Cotabato City
The component cities and municipalities that will also be under Alert Level 1 from June 15 to 30 are as follows:
*CAR: Buguias and Tublay in Benguet; and Kiangan, Lagawe (Capital), and Lamut in Ifugao.
*Region 4-A: Atimonan, Candelaria, City of Tayabas, Dolores, Lucban, Mauban, Pagbilao, Plaridel, Polillo, Quezon, Sampaloc, San Antonio, Tiaong, and Unisan in Quezon.
*Region 4-B: Calintaan, Looc, and Lubang in Occidental Mindoro; and Cagayancillo and Culion in Palawan.
*Region 5: Basud, Capalonga, Daet (Capital), and San Vicente in Camarines Norte; Bombon, Cabusao, Camaligan, Caramoan, Iriga City, Pamplona, Pili (Capital), Presentacion (Parubcan,) San Fernando, and Tigaon in Camarines Sur; Balud, City of Masbate (Capital), and Mandaon in Masbate; and Barcelona, Bulusan, Casiguran, City of Sorsogon (Capital), Gubat, Irosin, Juban, Magallanes, Prieto Diaz, and Santa Magdalena in Sorsogon.
*Region 6: Anini-Y, San Jose (Capital), Sebaste, and Tobias Fornier (Dao) in Antique; and Cadiz City, Candoni, City of Victorias, Enrique B. Magalona (Saravia), La Carlota City, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Sagay City, and San Enrique in Negros Occidental.
*Region 7: Batuan, Calape, Corella, Dimiao, Duero, Garcia Hernandez, Jagna, Lila, Loay, Loboc, San Isidro, San Miguel, Sevilla, Sikatuna, and Tagbilaran City (Capital) in Bohol; Alcoy, Borbon, City of Talisay, Oslob, Pilar, Santander, and Tudela in Cebu; and Amlan (Ayuquitan), Bacong, Dauin, Dumaguete City (Capital), Valencia (Luzurriaga), and Zamboanguita in Negros Oriental.
*Region 8: Albuera, City of Baybay, Dulag, Javier (Bugho), La Paz, Matag-Ob, Matalom, Palo, Tunga, and Villaba in Leyte; Allen, Capul, Lapinig, Lavezares, San Antonio, San Jose, and Victoria in Northern Samar; and Marabut, Pagsanghan, Paranas (Wright), Tarangnan, and Zumarraga in Western Samar.
*Region 9: Dapitan City, Dipolog City (Capital), Jose Dalman (Ponot), Labason, Manukan, Piñan (New Piñan), Polanco, Rizal, and Salug in Zamboanga del Norte; Kumalarang, Lambangan, Lapuyan, Mahayag, Molave, and Ramon Magsaysay (Liargo) in Zamboanga del Sur; and Alicia, Buug, Diplahan, Ipil (Capital), Siay, and Tungawan in Zamboanga Sibugay.
*Region 10: Bacolod, Baroy, Kauswagan, Lala, Linamon, and Tubod (Capital) in Lanao del Norte.
*Region 11: Montevista, Nabunturan (Capital), and New Bataan in Davao de Oro; and Padada in Davao del Sur.
*Region 12: Antipas, Arakan, City of Kidapawan (Capital), and President Roxas in North Cotabato; Banga, City of Koronadal (Capital), Polomolok, Santo Niño, and Tantangan in South Cotabato; and City of Tacurong, Kalamansig, and Lebak in Sultan Kudarat.
*Caraga: Carmen, Jabonga, Kitcharao, Magallanes, and Nasipit in Agusan del Norte; Bunawan, Loreto, Prosperidad (Capital,) San Francisco, Santa Josefa, and Sibagat in Agusan del Sur; Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo (Albor), Loreto, and Tubajon in Dinagat Islands; and General Luna, Mainit, and Tagana-An in Surigao del Norte.
*BARMM: Bumbaran and Ditsaan-Ramain in Lanao del Sur; and South Upi and Upi in Maguindanao; and Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi
Alert Level 2
Meanwhile, the Alert Level 2 classification will be imposed in the following areas:
*CAR – Benguet and Ifugao
*Region 4-A – Quezon
*Region 4-B – Occidental Mindoro and Palawan
*Region 5 – Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Masbate
*Region 6 – Antique and Negros Occidental
*Region 7- Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental
*Region 8 – Leyte, Northern Samar, and Samar (Western Samar)
*Region 9 – City of Isabela, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay
*Region 10 – Lanao del Norte
*Region 11 – Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Occidental
*Region 12 – Cotabato (North Cotabato), General Santos City (Dadiangas), Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat
*Caraga – Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte
*BARMM – Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi
Andanar said Alert Level 2 will be implemented in the mentioned provinces, HUCs, and ICCs “without prejudice to their respective component cities and municipalities which may be under a different alert level classification.” (MNS)