* percentage ofthe LGU to maintain mass testing (institutional and financial factor) The followingfactors may be considered by decision-makers in the phased reopening of certainactivities, according to the professors: A publicawareness campaign is important because it can be used to inform the community aboutthe features of the exit plan and draw their attention to it, it stressed. For targeted masstesting: “It is important that people are aware of the steps to assure theirsafe return to work. The public should be reminded that the city government hasstarted using rapid test kits to examine those suspected of having contractedthe disease. Once they get positive results, the patients will be isolated andwill undergo confirmatory test.” * contribution ofthe sector/industry in the delivery of services for general welfare and safety(general welfare and safety factor) * review theborder control “(There should bea) public awareness campaign…to make the city population aware of the exit planof the city government. The campaign can make use of radio, television and the socialmedia,” according to the professors. For constructionsites: “While the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, the legislation andregulation used to govern the Philippines workplaces are not. Employees havethe duty to keep workers and worksites safe and free of hazards. All measurestaken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 should be done in compliance withrequirements under the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) DepartmentOrder No. 13-2017 (Occupational Safety and Health Standard) which enumeratedthe guidelines for occupational safety and health in the construction industry,and associated regulations and public health directions issued by the Departmentof Health. For malls,supermarkets, restaurants, and retail stores: * guidelines forpriorities should be set “Gina-obra ta ‘ni because we want to open by May 1,” stressed Treñas. * extend the banon opening of schools and places of worship The schedule ofreopened activities and the conduct of mandatory activities (ex. curfew andrestriction of certain items or activities) may be modified, lifted, lengthened,shortened, or put in place again, depending on the results of the earliermentioned factors,” according to the professors. Treñas created anad-hoc committee to formulate and prescribe policies for the gradual lifting ofthe enhanced community quarantine. He forwarded to the committee the UPVprofessors’ proposed lockdown exit strategy. * 1st – work * otherconsiderations * continuerequiring business establishments to implement safety measures such as adoptingalternative working arrangements to ensure social distancing; having post-COVID-19hotlines within establishments; ensure strict social distancing (one meterapart); practice constant disinfection; use of thermal scanners * allow casualdining at restaurants but with restrictions * 3rd – leisure activities * 4th – travel The professorsalso proposed an order of prioritization for the city’s gradual reopening: Here are some of theproposed guidelines for the resumption of work activities: For localgovernment units: * 2nd – school activities * issuances fromthe national government and sector/industry specific entities (legal factor) * continue theholding of weddings and funerals but with restrictions * capacity of theLGU to regulate and monitor strict physical distancing measures and contacttracing (institutional factor) The members are Engr. Jinny Hermano, city treasurer; Atty. GV Eutiquio Cunada ofthe City Legal Office; Norman Tabud of the Business Permits and LicensingOffice; Jeck Conlu of the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office;Dr. Anabelle Tang of the City Health Office; Councilor Allan Zaldivar,chairperson, Iloilo City Council committee on gamily; Councilor Lady JulieGrace Baronda, chairperson, Iloilo City Council committee on disaster riskreduction; Nelson Uygongco, consultant for security; Robert Uy, representative,multisectoral group; Jobert Herrera, representative of urban poor; EngineerTerence Uygongco, representative of Iloilo Business Club; FrancisGentoral, representative of the Iloilo Economic Development Foundation; Atty.Joebert Peñaflorida, representative of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce andIndustry; Ramon Cua Locsin and Walter Uy, representatives from the Federationof Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Panay; Vicente Tang, representativeof the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Iloilo; Councilor Irene Ong,president, Liga ng Barangay; and Police Colonel Eric Dampal, city policedirector./PN ILOILO City – Thecity government hopes to start gradually easing its quarantine measures by May1. Mayor Jerry Treñas welcomed the inputs of professors from the University ofthe Philippines Visayas (UPV). “This situation is new to us all. We have noexperience in this regard so we need all the help we can get from the experts,”he said. * continue the curfew Mayor Jerry Treñas. ILOILO CITY GOVERNMENT * encouragerestaurants to tie up with third party food service deliveries to help practicephysical distancing * allow malls toopen provided they abide by certain restrictions The UPV lockdownexit plan was prepared by professors Maria Elisa Baliao, Rhodella Ibabao, HannyJohn Mediodia, Cristabel Parcon, Juhn Cris Espia, and Vicente Balinas. For publictransportation, here are some of the proposed guidelines: “Ang akon lang ginapangayo kooperasyon because we have to open already. Naluoy ako sa mga pumoluyo ta nga waaytrabaho,” said Treñas. “Iloilo Cityshould consider prepping for a phased reopening, and scaling back of the localgovernment unit’s (LGU) support for the economy. The phased reopening is astrategy that will protect the people from the (corona)virus while allowinglife to progressively return to normal, albeit a “new normal.” * review thecomposition and function of the border security * supermarkets,groceries and convenience stores must follow standardized procedures on physicaldistancing * low percentageof recovered COVID-19 patients positive again from the disease (health factor) * regulate thenumber of public utility jeepneys (PUJ) that could operate daily On April 18, Treñasissued Executive Order No. 65 forming an ad-hoc committee to formulate andprescribe policies for the gradual lifting of the enhanced community quarantinein Iloilo City. * percentage ofrecovery is higher than death among confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19(health factor) The mayor saidthere would still be restrictions on public transport, school classes andreligious gatherings, among others while quarantine rules and regulations arelifted in stages or phases. * jeepneys,taxis, tricycles, pedicabs should abide by certain restrictions He, however,made it clear that “even if we reopen on May 1, ang ini nga problema ari pa ‘ni upod sa aton. So we have to doeverything nga masiguro ta gid ngasafe ang mga Ilonggos.” The mayorurged residents to religiously follow quarantine policies such as the 8 p.m. to5 a.m. curfew and staying at home. * socialacceptability of proposed action from various sectors (social factor) AD-HOC COMMITTEE The committee isled by the Iloilo City COVID-19 focal person Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna as chairpersonand Special Assistant to the Mayor Anabelle Rosario Blancaflor as vice chairperson.