Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda T. Aguilar has directed the Las Piñas Police and the barangay officials to strictly implement the directive of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to ensure that the students will stay at home during the class suspension, which started on March 10 up to March 14, 2020.
Students who will be caught gallivanting in the malls, places of recreation, and other crowded places will be advised to go home. The police and other law enforcement agencies are mobilized to implement the directive. According to Las Piñas Chief of Police Segundo Lagundi, ten students were escorted back to their homes yesterday by the police.
“We are asking for the cooperation of the parents and the barangay officials to help prevent the spread of COVID”, Aguilar said.
Meanwhile, Mayor Aguilar has issued a memorandum a temporary suspension of all official activities of the city such as: graduations, seminars/trainings job fairs, social events, barangay assemblies, mass weddings, inductions and other mass gatherings.
This is in compliance with Proclamation No. 922 signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines and calling for the implementation of urgent, critical measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
After meeting with the Task Force Bantay Covid19, composed of different city government departments/ agencies, it reiterated the Civil Service Memorandum that those employees who travelled abroad will be placed under mandatory quarantine and is entitled to the use of leave credits.
Mayor Aguilar said that the “we will overcome this health crisis with the support of every resident.”