Traslacion suspended anew in 2022 due to pandemic – Manila LGU

Robie de Guzman   •   November 26, 2021   •   302

MANILA, Philippines – The annual ‘Traslacion’ will be suspended in 2022 due to the persistent threat of COVID-19, the city government of Manila said Friday.

Instead of procession, a motorcade will be held instead in selected areas in Manila.

In a statement, the city government said the decision was reached following a consultation between the officials of Quiapo Church and the local government.

Also present during the meeting were representatives from the Manila Police District (MPD), the Philippine Red Cross, the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau.

According to MPD Director General Leo Francisco, a minimum of 8,000 police personnel will be deployed during the event.

Additional manpower may be deployed depending on the situation and the alert level status of the city of Manila come January 2022, he added.

In 2021, the city government also suspended the Traslacion due to the pandemic.

PRRD umapelang ipagpaliban ang religious mass gathering sa gitna ng tumataas na COVID-19 cases

Robie de Guzman   •   January 5, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Nanawagan si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa Simbahang Katoliko na ipagpaliban muna ang pagsasagawa ng religious mass gatherings, gaya ng Traslacion, sa gitna na rin ng lumulobo na namang kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa.

Sa kanyang weekly “Talk to the People” public address noong Martes, hinimok ng pangulo ang mga deboto na huwag na munang pumunta sa simbahan at sa halip ay mag-monitor na lamang online.

Giit ng pangulo, kailangang proteksyunan ang kalusugan at kaligtasan ng publiko sa gitna ng banta ng COVID-19, partikular na ng Delta at Omicron variants.

“Kung nakinig ang Roman Catholic Church, I am now appealing to you to forego and cancel all physical gatherings including the procession and the celebration of mass sa church because marami yan sila. There are millions of devotees there,” ani Pangulong Duterte.

Ayon naman kay Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, kinansela na ng pamunuan ng simbahan sa Quiapo ang Traslacion event ngayong taon bilang tugon sa panawagan ng pamahalaan.

“Wala muna tayong traslacion ngayong taon na ito at wala rin tayong physical mass. Online mass lang tayo,” ani Domagoso.

Sa kabila nito, magtatalaga pa rin ang pulisya ng mga tauhan sa paligid ng Quiapo upang matiyak na walang mga deboto na magtitipon sa labas ng simbahan.

Nagpalabas na rin ng kautusan si Mayor Isko na nagbabawal sa pagbebenta, distribusyon at pag-inom ng mga nakalalasing na alak simula ala-6 ng gabi ng Enero 8 hanggang ala-6 ng umaga ng Enero 10.

Manila City to begin construction of P110M Baseco hospital

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Manila City is set to begin the construction of a P110 million hospital within the Baseco Compound at Manila’s Port Area.

The facility will be named President Corazon C. Aquino General Hospital, according to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso who led the ground breaking ceremony on Monday (October 18).

“We always try to be ahead of the situation or possible uncertainty because we are always certain in the City of Manila,” he said.

Once completed, the President Corazon C. Aquino General Hospital will be a three-storey building with a 24/7 fully operational emergency room, digital x-ray equipment, and centralized oxygen supply line.

It will also have a community-inclusive outpatient department, radiology department, laboratory and central diagnostics department, dietary department, 24/7 maternity department, and surgery and internal medicine department.

Male and female wards, isolation wards, and a pediatric ward will also be available in the new 50-bed facility. AAC

Manila public, private cemeteries closed from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 30, 2021

 

MANILA, Philippines—Public and private cemeteries in Manila City will be temporarily closed from October 29 to November 3.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso signed Executive Order No. 33 ordering the temporary closure of public and private memorial parks, cemeteries, and columbaries. These include the Manila North Cemetery, Manila South Cemetery, and Manila Muslim Cemetery among others in relation to this year’s Undas.

The executive order states that only interment and cremation services for non-COVID 19 cases shall be allowed subject to the strict observance of minimum public health standards and social distancing.

Failure to comply with the said order shall lead to the revocation of mayor and business permits. AAC

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