Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Iloilo city under GCQ again? Make it make sense, please!

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The Philippine government keeps Metro Manila under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from December 1 to 31, 2020 due to rising cases of #COVID19PH. Other areas under GCQ include Batangas, Iloilo, Tacloban, Lanao del Sur, Iligan, Davao City, and Davao del Norte.

Iloilo City is among the 7 areas placed under GCQ, while the rest of the country is under MGCQ. 

Iloilo City (w/ 447k popu) has 161 active cases (AC) and a 2-wk ave. case of AC of 232 and yet it's reverted to GCQ. Meanwhile, Bacoor City (w/ 600k popu) has 253 AC and a 2-wk ave. of AC of 272 and yet under MGCQ.

Paano ba magdecide? Based on stats or based on ego? 

Iloilo City? Under GCQ again? Despite having the lowest number of recorded cases these past few weeks in the country? Digong, make it make sense, please.

I just don't get the point why Iloilo City has still placed GCQ? How does IATF reconcile with these data? Until now ba di parin maayos ayos ang data nila?

Iloilo having the lowest number of active covid cases yet it is GCQ, Hi Bacolod which is MGQC.

Among the names mentioned by the President is former Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog: Dismissed for grave misconduct, serious dishonesty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.

Mabilog, who is critical of the Duterte administration on social media, says Iloilo was placed under GCQ due to "payback" against him and the city.

Mabilog responds to Duterte's tirades, saying the President refuses to acknowledge the city's achievements.

"You can destroy me all you want, but you could never deny the fact what Iloilo achieved together with the Ilonggos, that you never said anything great about Iloilo kasi bitter ka, coz you can only bully me. Ilonggos are smart and would always see the dirt beneath your pores. " - former Mayor Jed Mabilog

No word can describe the beauty of the City of Love. Iloilo, City.

I’ve been to Iloilo City twice and for me, everything is beautiful. Indeed the Wakanda of the Philippines.

I am not from iloilo. But for me, For me iloilo city is one of the country’s most progressive cities and perhaps progressive people lives there too.

Maliban sa congresswoman nila na nagvote sa  franchise denial ng ABS-CBN, they have very competitive, selfless and compassionate leaders both at the City LGU and the Provincial LGU... and Proud na karamihan sa Ilonggos ay hindi DDS.

Iloilo is one of the gold standards of governance. In a country where leaders true to “public service” are few and far between, Iloilo shows us what is possible, what can be achieved - if the leaders are inclusive and think of what is good for the people and not just themselves.

They could never deny the fact what Iloilo achieved together with the Ilonggos. Duterte never said anything great about Iloilo kasi bitter siya. Ilonggos are smart and would always see the dirt beneath his pores.

One of the best things that had happened in Iloilo was the making of Esplanade. Napakasarap mag jogging early in the morning and evening. Nakakawala ng problema and stress from work.

Iloilo City is also working with the DENR, private sector partners such as Globe and SM, and universities such as UP Visayas to plant more mangroves along the banks of the Iloilo River / Iloilo Esplanade. 

In Iloilo City, repairs are quickly done on damaged areas of the city's bike lanes as bikers post pics and exact locations of them in biking community pages. The LGU acts fast since the mayor and other officials are also members of same community page. 

Iloilo City transformed vacant street-side lots into pocket gardens as part of its urban greening program.

Power companies also removed electric posts that obstruct bike lanes to make them safer for bikers and pedestrians alike.

Local taxi company, Light of Glory, has donated its stock of used and excess rubber tires to the Iloilo City Beautification Project to be transformed into rubber pots that function both as safety road dividers and as plant boxes for urban greening. 

An empty lot used for parking in Barangay Bagumabayan, City Proper was cleared, cleaned, and planted with ornamental plants (bandera espaƱola, chichirica, lily).

An empty river bank in Nabitasan, La Paz near Jalandoni Bridge was transformed into a grove for royal palms.

Area beside St. Joseph School located along Nabitasan, La Paz-San Rafael, Mandurriao bypass road cleared and planted with yellow bell, petunia, morning glory, margarita, pandakaki, santan, Vietnam rose, and rosas de baybayon flowers, as well as calachuchi and nedra trees.

Another patch along the same road was turned into sunflower row

Vincent Van Gogh is shaking.

Vacant lot next to the NBI compound was cleaned and planted with red, yellow, and orange canna lilies.

Iloilo City establishes a Tree Park Network composed of urban pocket forests and a wetland/mangrove park.

The move will boost the city’s existing urban greening, pollution reduction, flood control, and climate change response initiatives.

Fruit trees have been planted along the banks of the Iloilo City floodway using the novel Miyawaki Method, a Japanese way of planting and growing plants and trees quickly. 

Aside from adding more urban greenery, the trees will also strengthen the floodway’s embankments. 

Although there are still numerous urban poor areas here in the City, the local government is taking measures to mitigate this.

The lab also got a perfect score during the proficiency test administered by the DOH RITM.

Iloilo City opens its own molecular lab to boost the city’s COVID-19 testing capacity.

It can process up to 400 swab tests a day and release results as within 2 days. 

The Provincial Government of Iloilo also established a separate molecular laboratory within the Iloilo Provincial Hospital in the central Iloilo town of Pototan. 

The lab can process up to 800 swab tests a day.

The UP Genome Center also opened a branch in the Miagao, Iloilo campus of UP Visayas. 

The UP Genome Center was one of the first institutions to study the causative virus of COVID-19 and develop the Philippines’ fist locally made test kits to detect coronavirus. 

All I can say is, Mayor Jerry Trenas and Former Jed Mabilog. They are not perfect, but they have good governance.

And dont forget that Miss Philippines is also from Iloilo. The city isn't just recognize for how clean it is, but also how beautiful the people are.  Kudos to all ilonggos.

Pero ang nagustuhan ko talaga dito, walang masyadong epal.


Pagpunta ninyo, visit Guimaras for the world-class mangoes. Kung sa palengke ka naman aabutin, smell the “butt” of the mango. Kapag mabango, buy. Pwede tumawad, wag mahiya, Basta with a smile. Pag Di matamis yung manga, isawsaw sa toyo. This Ilonggo secrets I share with you.

Kaya pinag-initan ni Duterte ang Iloilo kasi talo siya dun last election... si Imee Marcos ay hinarang ng ISAT-U binalak miya mag conduct ng forum sa loob ng campus na walang proper coordination feeling nila above the law sila.. Ayun napahiya.

DDS trying to drag Iloilo City again as "Drug Hub" in the comments. Lol and Davao City? Can't even compare to Iloilo's contingency when it comes to dealing the virus. Davao is a myth of the past.

Only digong branded Iloilo as a drug hub. He just want to ruin the image.  Saka, gusto niyang mapasuko sa kanya ang mga leader ng Iloilo. Gusto nya magsunod-sunuran sa kanya para malaya ang pamilya nyang magpakalat ng drugs sa doon. Remember, drugs in Iloilo are from Mindanao.

Iloilo debunked the myth that Davao is the best city in the Philippines. It should be amobg everyone's bucket list to visit one day.

Iloilo will always be in my heart. They have built a dream not only for them but for the world to see, that even a small city doesn't need an abusive personality to inspire other cities. They are not bitter but better.



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