Treñas asks public: Don’t discriminate city hall workers


Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas appealed to the public to avoid discriminating city government workers after three of its staff contracted the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

During the weekly flag-raising ceremony at the Iloilo City Hall Monday, Treñas said that two personnel from the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) and one nurse from the City Health Office have tested positive for Covid-19.

He first confirmed the details to the media Sunday. (

The mayor asked city hall workers and the public not to discriminate the three patients, their families, and other city government workers.

“Let us not discriminate them. Let us understand. They also worry about their families,” Treñas said.

One of the PSTMO staff worked at the city’s Covid-19 Operations Center (OpCen).

The OpCen’s operations have been consolidated to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in the meantime.

Both the PSTMO and the City Health Office were scaled down to a skeletal workforce as those who had been in contact with the three patients are under quarantine.