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The Municipality of Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur continuously is responsive of the COVID 19 Pandemic.

We are one of the recipient of the Bayanihan Grant to Cities and Municipalities.  We received the amount of P9,812,983.00 which we spent expeditiously on the following mandatory expenditures as clearly defined in Local Budget Circular 125, as follows:

  • Budget for the Purchase of PPEs, Medicines/Medical Supplies,Testing Kits,Hygiene kits and Disinfectants-P2,279,826.50 ; Incurred expenses –P2,250,483.00
  • Purchase of Food and Relief goods Assistance Budget- P6,720,356.00, incurred P6,720,356.00
  • Establishment of Isolation Facility with complete accessories and supplies Appropriation-P812,800.50; incurred P798,059.50

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To date, total obligated amount is P9,768,898.50 equivalent to 99.55% of the Bayanihan Grant, while actual disbursement amounting to P9,735,435.17 is equals to 99.66% of the obligated amount.  The cash balance of P77,547.83 comprises the unclaimed warranties of suppliers,  and the difference of appropriations against the contract costs of transactions amounting to P44,084.50 only which represents the unobligated balance of the Bayanihan Grant which is due to be returned to the Bureau of Treasury by November 2020.  

The Isolation Area known as the COVID LIGTAS CENTER, established and located at the Dumalinao Regional Pilot School  had catered  in October 2020, 30 confined individuals wherein 18 are females and 12 are males including the 6 infected persons, wherein 2 are currently admitted at the ZDS Medical Center.

On the other hand 22 PNP personnel whom with association to the infected PNP officials were accordingly held in isolation at the newly constructed relocation facility at the Municipal Gymnasium.

These APORs are not all residence of Dumalinao, thus the positive personnel residing outside Dumalinao are counted at their respective home base. However, as they were believed to be contaminated one way or another, the LGU decided to hold them at the isolation areas, wherein those who have undergone a swab test were confined at the COVID LIGTAS 5 are positive while

others are reactive but asymptomatic and negative results in the Rapid Tests conducted are to stay at the Municipal Gymnasium  as the supposed relocation area.

Unfortunately, one expired last October 18, 2020, a 52 year old, female, government employee of ZDS Medical Center, afterwhich her immediate family were then among the 30 confined individuals at the COVID Ligtas Center.

To date, there were now 11 positive infected persons in Dumalinao who were primarily been accommodated at the facility but later on some were transferred to the ZDS Medical Center.  There are also infected medical workers which were not

However, in  October 2020, five (5) more positive infected persons from Dumalinao, ZDS who  were accordingly counted under Pagadian City either an APOR working thereat or APOR in Dumalinao but non-residence of Dumalinao, that were definitely not accommodated at our facilities.

Aside from the the Bayanihan Grant, we also incurred expenditures relative to the COVID Response from our resources for the period covering March 17, 2020 to October 31, 2020, to wit:

  • Purchase of PPEs, Medicines/Medical Supplies,Testing Kits,Hygiene kits and Disinfectants-P962,113.75
  • Purchase of Food and Relief goods Assistance- P7,503,890.00
  • Establishment of Isolation Facility with complete accessories and supplies-P249,605.00
  • Mobilization (Fuel & lubricants) P297,070.60; Food of frontliners and volunteers-P1,167,080.00

For the month of October 1- 31, 2020 our COVID LIGTAS CENTER  has catered 52 admission,   Out of this 52, 7 were positive of  CORONAVIRUS.   This Pandemic, from April to date,  had recorded 11 infected persons accommodated at our facilities and 5 infected persons from Dumalinao, ZDS which were counted at Pagadian City  wherein one (1) expired last October 18, 2020 Three (3)  recovered from the disease.  Some of these 52 admittees at the facility were asymptomatic while others came out positive, but not necessarily counted to be COVID positive of Dumalinao, ZDS as they are residents of Pagadian City.

As of this writing,both  the COVID LIGTAS CENTER continuously hosted any ROFs, APORs  and LSIs who needed the facility to be quarantined.  All health protocols for the admission is strictly observed. Some are at the Municipal Gymnasium.

We even had requested from the IATF for a moratorium in accepting LSIs coming to Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur.

We sincerely implore everyone to adhere to all the health protocols issued for the purpose and prayerfully ensure the safety of all its contituents.