LGUs urged to create 'Brgy Disiplina Brigade'

THE REGION
By PR
December 24, 2020

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, (PIA)--The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 urges local government units (LGUs) to further enforce the implementation of the minimum public health standards by creating the 'Barangay Disiplina Brigade.'

The brigades are volunteers and will be under the supervision of the barangay chairman. They will receive no compensation for their public service. 

The brigades together with the barangay tanods should be going around the community and calling the attention of quarantine violators.

"Kini nga kampanya para ni sa tanan nga mga lumulupyo aron ilang mahiw-an o masabtan nga ang solusyon sa COVID-19 mao ang pagsiguro nga kada indibidwal na'y responsibilidad ug disiplina para mapugngan ang pagdaghan sa COVID-19," DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe said during the NorMin COVID-19 Response Task Force press conference, December 18.

(This is a campaign for everybody so they will know or understand that the solution for COVID-19 lies in ensuring that every individual has the responsibility and discipline to contain the spread of COVID-19)

He also reiterated the mandatory wearing of face shields on top of wearing face masks when an individual goes out of his or her residence as required by the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF).

The regional director added that residents must remain in their homes and should only consider going out for essential purposes or emergency cases. 

"Pwede kitang mahimo nga 'homeliners' aron malikayan ang tsansa nga matakdan sa COVID-19 at the same time matabangan ang frontliners pinaagi sa pagdisiplina sa ilang kaugalingon," Agabe said.

(We can become 'homeliners' so we can prevent chances of getting COVID-19 at the same time help our frontliners through having self-discipline)

As for celebrating the holidays, Agabe reminded the public to only celebrate with the members of the same household and to refrain from inviting family members or neighbors from other places or residence. 

Enforcing health protocols on face-to-face classes

On the implementation of face-to-face classes, Agabe said there are 227 pilot schools in the region, which are determined by the Department of Education (DepEd) to implement such setup. 

He added that they are still waiting for the guidelines for the conduct of the face-to-face classes from DepEd. The selection of schools was also based on the community quarantine classification of the areas. As of December 18, there are a total of 7,194 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in northern Mindanao, wherein 5,907 have recovered, 210 have expired, and 1,077 are recovering. (RTP/PIA10)

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DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe urges local government units (LGUs) to further enforce the implementation of the minimum public health standards by creating the 'Barangay Disiplina Brigade' during the NorMin COVID-19 Response Task Force press conference, December 18. (DILG 10)


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