CITY OF MALOLOS- Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando immediately signed Resolution No. 110-s’2020 declaring the province of Bulacan under state of calamity due to Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) authored by Vice Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and was enacted last March 19, 2020.
The resolution states that following the declaration of state of public health emergency and enhanced community quarantine, President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of calamity all over the country for six months.
Likewise, the Department of the Interior and Local Government instructed the local government units to also declare a state of calamity in their own localities to aid to the problems caused by the deadly virus.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan will also monitor the prudent allocation of calamity fund since it is only the first quarter of the year, hence the executive department through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office will submit a report on the spendings of the calamity or DRRM fund.
In addition, the resolution also states giving livelihood assistance to the indigenous people, the Dumagats, through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.
Hoarding and overpricing are also strictly prohibited specially during the state of calamity in accordance with the law that protects the consumers amidst the crisis.
Meanwhile, the Bulacan Medical Center reiterates that donations are most welcome to aid the needs of the frontliners in all government hospitals in Bulacan but there is no fund drive circulating on behalf of these hospitals.
They are also warning the public to be vigilant because there might be some people who are taking advantage of the situation and use the status of the frontliners for their own benefits.
“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa lahat ng gustong tumulong, sa lahat ng nagpapahatid ng tulong, sa mga nagmamalasakit lalo na ngayong panahong ng kalamidad. Salamat po ng marami for giving a part of you and what you have for our frontliners and fellow Bulakenyos, pero para sa mga nananamantala, hintayin nyo ang parusa sa inyo na naaayon sa batas,” Fernando said.
As of March 28, 4 pm, Bulacan COVID-19 Surveillance Update says there are now 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases, five deaths, 319 Active PUIs from which 65 are already cleared, 2,498 active PUMs from which 1,031 have been cleared.