Mayor Untaran catches Covid-19

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San Jose Mayor Elmer Untaran of Antique province has tested positive for Covid-19.

“It is with a sad heart that despite extra efforts of observing maximum health protocols, my RT-PCR, conducted last July 15, of which results were released July 16, has resulted positive of the Covid-19 virus,” Untaran said in a statement.

The mayor, now under home quarantine, said he is asymptomatic and in stable condition. (

He also ordered the temporary closure of the Office of the Mayor in San Jose to give way for disinfection.

Untaran likewise reminded the residents to avoid being complacent and be extra careful by observing public health standards.