Purok leaders re-oriented on quarantine rules as Tagum prepares for ‘New Normal’

Mayor Allan Rellon has started convening all purok chairpersons and barangay captains in Tagum calling to tighthen up its respective quarantine measures in the remaining days before the city will lose its Enhanced Community Quarantine control and will be under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) this coming May 16, 2020.

Mayor Allan Rellon who deputized all purok chairpersons as Quarantine Enforcers commended all their efforts in mobilizing their tanods and setting up quarantine checkpoints in their communities to avert the spread of the dreaded coronavirus.

The local chief executive asked purok and barangay leaders to be more vigilant specially now that the local government adhered to the ‘Balik Probinsya’ program of the national government — allowing entry of stranded Tagumenyos in the different parts of the country including those with high cases of confirmed COVID-19 positive like Davao City.

These Balik Tagum residents will be regularly monitored by the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) and in close coordination with the COVID-19 City Task Force.

Mayor Allan Rellon also emphasized the need for a regularly updated community-based database of individuals, families and households residing in each puroks to expedite any future food or financial assistance and eliminate confusion and chaos on who will really benefit from any aid.

These purok and barangay leaders’ gatherings that started on May 9 to 11 have 4 separate meetings, dividing all 23 barangays into 4 clusters to avoid overcrowding in designated meeting venues.

These meetings that were organized by the COVID-19 City Task Force discussed ways to prevent the Second Wave of the pandemic which is now happening in some countries in Asia and the social preparation for the New Normal.

Other topics discussed were legal matters on the implemented quarantine measures given by City Legal Officer atty. Randy de Gala; law enforcement on the series of issued executive orders by Tagum Chief of Police Lt. Col. Pablito Odias; and securing Tagum borders by Task Force Tagum head Maj. Evelmente Malano. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum