Resolution No. 05 - 2021

27 Aug 2021

Resolution No. 05
Series of 2021

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE REGION I IATF
TO PLACE THE PROVINCE OF PANGASINAN UNDER
GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE (GCQ)
WITH HEIGHTENED RESTRICTIONS
FROM SEPTEMBER 1-15, 2021

WHEREAS, Section 15, Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution and Section 16 of Republic Act No. 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, provide that Local Government Units within their territorial jurisdiction shall promote health and safety of the people;
WHEREAS, due to the nationwide spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Philippines is declared to be under State of Public Health Emergency and State of Calamity by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte;

WHEREAS, under Executive Order No. 112, series of 2020 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, all decisions to impose, lift or extend a community quarantine in provinces, HUCs, and ICCs shall rest with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID);

WHEREAS, established under Provincial Executive Order No. 0009-2020 and reconstituted under Provincial Executive Order No. 0087-2021, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 in the Province of Pangasinan (Pangasinan IATF) is authorized to implement policies and guidelines regarding protocol relative to safety measures, prevention and control of Covid-19;

WHEREAS, the Province of Pangasinan is placed under Modified General Community Quarantine until August 31, 2021, pursuant to IATF-EID Resolution No. 130-A, series of 2021;

WHEREAS, there has been an unusual increase in Covid-19 cases in the Province of Pangasinan, as from August 21, 2021, the average daily new cases jumped from 93 to 388, and on August 26, 2021, the Province of Pangasinan and the City of Dagupan recorded 592 new cases, the highest number of cases in one day, reaching a total of 18,526 confirmed cases;

WHEREAS, the public and private hospitals in Pangasinan have reached their maximum dedicated bed capacity for Covid-19 cases, forcing the consideration of alternative quarantine facilities such as hotels, lodging facilities and classrooms;

WHEREAS, to mitigate the Covid-19 situation in Pangasinan, the Pangasinan IATF has recognized a dire need to implement a community quarantine stricter than MGCQ, at least for a period of fifteen (15) days;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved that the Pangasinan Inter-Agency Task Force for the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 in the Province of Pangasinan (Pangasinan IATF) most respectfully requests the Region 1 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to place the Province of Pangasinan under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions for at least fifteen (15) days from September 1-15, 2021.
APPROVED during the meeting held this 27th day of August 2021, in Lingayen, Pangasinan.

AMADO I. ESPINO III
Governor, Province of Pangasinan

Chairperson, Pangasinan IATF
DR. ANNA MA. TERESA S. DE GUZMAN
Provincial Health Officer II

ATTY. NIMROD S. CAMBA
Provincial Administrator

ATTY. GERALDINE UBANA-BANIQUED
Provincial Legal Officer

COL. RHODYN LUCHINVAR O. ORO (Ret.)
Provincial Disaster & Risk Reduction Management Officer

PCOL. RONALD V. GAYO
Provincial Director
Pangasinan Police Office

HON. LEOPOLDO N. BATAOIL
President
League of Municipalities of the Philippines

HON. PAULINO G. LALATA, JR.
Provincial Director, DILG