Iloilo mayor taps army to patrol locked-down barangays
Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas tapped Philippine Army soldiers to ensure that lockdowns in several barangays are controlled. This comes after a spike in cases of coronavirus was noted, with over 600 households affected by the lockdowns in Iloilo City. The deployed soldiers were from the 61st Infantry Battalion. As of August 25, 2020, here are the districts with households under lockdown: Lapuz, Jaro, Mandurriao, Molo, Arevalo Meanwhile, Barangay Rizal and Estanzuela were put on total lockdown last August 18, 2020.
Malay government has new protocols for motorcycle back-riding
Back-riding on motorcycles has been allowed by Acting Mayor of Malay Frolibar Bautista through Executive Order (EO) No. 043. Under the order, one back-rider is allowed and he or she must belong to the same household as the driver. Both are required to wear face masks and safety headwear at all times. The government also encourages back-riding for personal use only and does not require riders to use face shields .