Iloilo town mayor, wife contract virus


Mina, Iloilo Mayor Rey Grabato, his wife and personal driver tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

“We are asymptomatic,” Grabato said in the vernacular.

The three immediately self-isolated upon learning the results of their swab test released two days earlier. (

The mayor said they may have contracted the virus at a wake in a village early this month.

To reduce the risk of transmission in the community, Grabato ordered the Municipal Health Office to facilitate contact tracing efforts.