Treñas looks forward to less stricter MGCQ next month


Mayor Jerry Treñas on Wednesday expressed optimism that Iloilo City will be downgraded to a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) by December 1, citing the downtrend in new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Data from the city’s Emergency Operations Center showed that Iloilo City logged 11 new cases as of 12 p.m. on November 25.

The new cases include seven on November 24 and four on November 25. (

Despite these developments, Treñas said that restrictions will remain in place to ensure better conditions for the city.

These include the ban on consumption, and control of time windows on the sale of alcoholic drinks, and regulations on cemetery visits and funerals.

Iloilo City has been under the GCQ since October 1.

“I think the way it looks, our cases are going down, and by December we may go into MGCQ. But maybe we will keep our current protocols. As long as the protocols are followed, I have no fear, even if we go to MGCQ,” said Treñas.