Pahimunong anay! Treñas bans non-essential travel

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The city government of Iloilo will impose strict quarantine measures to counter the rising Covid-19 cases in the metro.

Iloilo City is currently under modified enhanced community quarantine until June 15.

Mayor Jerry Treñas issued Executive Order No. (EO) 50-A prohibiting non-essential travels in Iloilo City starting today, June 4. (

Under the EO, non-essential travel into and from all barangays in Iloilo City shall be restricted except for authorized persons outside residence (APORs) or persons enumerated under Sec. 3 of the same order.

It also mandates the issuance of quarantine passes to be presented by one household member who will leave the premises of their house to access necessities and essential services.

Exempted from the travel restrictions are APORs such as health and emergency frontline service personnel, medical professionals, employees, and staff of Department of Health and private healthcare providers; government officials and personnel; justices, judges, court employees, prosecutors, and lawyers; persons travelling for medical or humanitarian reasons.

Public utility vehicle operators; media workers; delivery personnel; business processing outsourcing and export-oriented business personnel; and other APORs mentioned under Sec. 3 of the EO are also exempted from the quarantine passes requirement.

Treñas’ new directive also prohibits all forms of mass gathering and encourages religious denominations to adopt virtual means to pursue religious services and activities.

Necrological and funeral services which necessitates church venue may proceed provided that only immediate (first degree) family members will be allowed to attend.

Establishments and offices operating within Iloilo City must ensure proper compliance of persons accessing basic necessities and essential services, the EO stated.