Capiz mayors want Contreras to fire prov’l health chief


Twelve of the 16 municipal mayors in Capiz want Provincial Health Office (PHO) Dr. Leah del Rosario relieved as officer-in-charge.

In a resolution submitted to Governor Esteban Evan Contreras, the League of the Municipalities in the Philippines (LMP)-Capiz Chapter called for the termination of del Rosario for purported poor performance.

The resolution was made during the meeting of the LMP-Capiz chapter on Tuesday where Contreras was guest. (

The mayors said they want a health chief who has knowledge on how to counter the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

The LMP-Capiz said the CPHO must lead the campaign against Covid-19 as a public health concern office, but it is the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) that is presently handling the reins.

Contreras said he wanted to talk first with members of the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) regarding the mayors’ appeal.

Only the mayors from Pilar, President Roxas, Dao, and Panay did not sign the resolution.

As of this writing, Capiz now has 60 Covid-19 cases, with 45 active cases, 13 recoveries, and two fatalities.