Summer is officially here. Expect warmer days as PAGASA officially declares the start of the dry season. 

With the current CoVid19 pandemic there’s probably no summer trips for us.
While it might seem like a totally scary time right now, know that all these cancellations and precautions are for the good of the public, as officials work to stop the spread of COVID-19. 
Summer calls for a change in routine, a revamped diet, and of course, a new exercise regimen that suits this weather. The onset of warm weather can make your body more vulnerable to different types of diseases and certain health guidelines must be followed to ensure a healthy summer.

Here are a few tips to stay healthy this summer during a lockdown:

1. Eat healthy food

Forget those large carbohydrates and heavy meals, an increase of fats can raise a lot of heat in the body. Eat light, small and frequent meals. Focus on fresh vegetables and fruits that have high water content like watermelons.

2. Drink plenty of water

Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking at least 2 to 3 liters of water every day. Heat and sweat can leave your body dehydrated, which can cause unwanted health problems.

3. Stay indoors or shaded area

Avoid going outside especially after 11:00 am where the sun is at its peak. Not only it can warm up your body temperature right away but it can also lead to more serious problems like heat stroke. So stay indoors and cool off during those times, this might be a good time to do some reading or naps.

4. Avoid Alcohol and caffeine

Alcohol and coffee can leave you dehydrated quickly, switch it to a cooler drink like fresh fruit juice or plain cool water.

5. Take care of your eyes

Don’t forget to wear protective eyewear from the harsh sunlight especially when you are outdoors. 

6. Wear light clothing

Wear light colors and natural fabrics like cotton and linen most of all comfortable clothes like shorts or tank tops to keep you cool. Use a hat or an umbrella for shade.

7.Wear sunscreen

Don’t forget to wear a good amount of sunscreen to all exposed parts of your body and reapply if possible.

8. Exercise

Just because you can’t go to the gym, you won’t exercise. There are a few exercises that you can do at home, or you can try yoga. Daily exercise can boost your energy and mood, plus it can help you lose some weight and now is the perfect time to do it especially during this quarantine.

Most of all don’t forget to have fun and enjoy quality time with your friends and family during this quarantine. Our summer vacation plan may have been canceled but what’s important is we are safe and healthy especially during a pandemic. 

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Pavia will be placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine

 Mayor Luigi Gorriceta signed an Executive order no. 2020-026, placing the entire municipality of Pavia under enhanced community quarantine effective March 23, 2020. 

Here’s what you need to know

Social distancing must be implemented at all times, a distance of at least one (1) meter between one person to another.


All public transport jeepneys, vehicles, buses, taxis, and other similar public transport units are not allowed to enter the municipality.
The following are allowed:

  1. Vehicles carrying medical personnel and health workers/ emergency responders/ humanitarian workers who will be performing functions in relation to CoVid19;
  2. Vehicles carrying government officials and employees traveling in performance/pursuit of their functions;
  3. Delivery trucks carrying food supplies and medicines, and subject to thermal scanning procedures including empty trucks and vans;
  4. Persons going home from work.

During the border restriction implementation selected major roads are only open entry and exit points.
Major entry and exit points:

Ungka II – Iloilo city boundary

Cabugao Sur – Sta. Barbara boundary
Jibao-an -Manduriao boundary
Jibao-an – San Miguel boundary


The entry of all person coming to Pavia will be prohibited except:

  1. Residents of Pavia coming in from work outside the municipality. If you are working outside Pavia you must present proof of employment and proof of residency at the checkpoint. Documents like barangay certificate, government-issued card/ID showing Pavia address are also accepted.
  2. Residents of Pavia coming in from some areas outside of the municipality provided they will show proof of residency or any proof that shows you are living in Pavia.
  3. Residents outside Pavia but who are working in Pavia must show proof of employment.
  4. Medical personnel and health workers/ emergency responders/ humanitarian workers.
  5.  Government officials and employees traveling in performance/pursuit of their function.


All individuals and other entities engaged in the selling of goods and services into the house to house basis/system are not allowed.  The collection of payments from residents in the community from lending institutions and individual especially foreign nationals are prohibited.


All businesses and private commercial establishments operations will be temporarily suspended except:

  1. Public markets, supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, sari-sari stores, and water refilling stations.
  2. Food and medicine production, processing  and manufacturing
  3. Health services including hospitals, clinics, medical testing laboratories, pharmacies, and other health services.
  4. Food preparation and delivery services, take-outs only, dine-in is strictly prohibited.
  5. Bank and money transfer services.
  6. Gasoline stations
  7. Auto supply and hardware services
  8. Embalming and funeral services.

Exemptions are given to those who provide essential goods and services but social distancing must be observed at all times.


All PUMs will be isolated in selected public schools in Pavia and will be monitored by NCOV-19 Task Force.


Tricycles and pedicabs are allowed to operate but must follow the operating hours. Must also have a “Pass or Card” allowing them to operate and must follow social distancing protocol.


Each barangay will issue a Home Quarantine Pass to the Head of the Family or to only ONE (1) family members per household. This is will allow you to go out to purchasing medicines, food and other essentials. Barangay Captains are tasked to release the “PASS or ID”.


Government offices will be closed temporarily until further notice.


A curfew will be imposed from 8:00 PM to 5:00 Am until April 14, 2020.

During the quarantine, everyone is asked to take part and cooperate for the best and safety of everyone. This executive order may be extended or shortened based on daily reports and progress of CoVid cases.

Source: Balita Paviahon FB Page

Enhanced Community Quarantine Effective Today in Iloilo City

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Megaworld Iloilo

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Trenas signed the Executive order no. 55  March 19, 2020, placing Iloilo City under enhanced community quarantine.

The enhanced community quarantine will start March 20, 2020, from 12:01 AM until April 14, 2020, at 11:59 PM. This is applicable to establishments, government offices and residential areas.
According to the Facebook page of Mayor Jerry Trenas, he explained the restrictions implemented during the enhanced community quarantine.

Transportation will be suspended, provision of food and essential health services shall be regulated and heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce quarantine procedures will be implemented

Here’s what you need to know during the enhanced community quarantined:

  • Social Distancing must be observed at all times. 
  • All public and private offices and commercial establishments and stores will be closed, except for the following:
  1. Public Markets
  2. Sari-sari stores, supermarket, groceries
  3. Convenience stores
  4. Hospitals, medical clinics, medical facilities
  5. Diagnostics centers, laboratories
  6. Pharmacies and drugstores
  7. Water refilling stations
  8. Laundry shops
  9. Manufacturing and processing plants or commissaries of basic food products and medicine
  10. Banks and pawnshops
  11. Money transfer services, payment, and remittance centers
  12. Public utilities (power, energy, water, and telecommunications)
  13. Transportation ( bus, taxi, and PUVs)
  14. Hardware stores
  15. Gasoline stations
  16. Burial and crematory; public viewing and wakes are prohibited.
  17. Food preparation, take out and delivery services of restaurants, fast-food chains, and other eating establishments. Dine-in is strictly prohibited.
  18. BPOs and KPOs 
  19. Media outlets
  20. Automobile repair shops
  21. Automobile parts and supply store
  22. Industrial supplies and services
  23. Shipping companies, cargo handling
  24. Agricultural supply stores
  25. Other processing plants including ice, grains, flour, wheat, fish and other food or food-related products.
  26. Other establishments that may be allowed by the Iloilo City Government.
  • Operating hours are also limited to 7:00 PM or 8:00 PM only
  • A curfew will be imposed from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM until April 14, 2020, at 11:59 PM.
  • Liquor ban is also implemented during the quarantine period. Any selling, dispensing and transporting of liquor or alcoholic drinks will be prohibited.
  • PUVs and Jeepneys are allowed to operate until further notice from LTFRB but must observe strict social distancing.

The quarantine period may be extended or shortened depending on the daily cases and progress of the CoVid Cases. also upon the recommendation of IATF-EID, DOH or Iloilo City Health office.

This EO is to further strengthen the social distancing inside Iloilo City and to help stop the chain of transmission within Iloilo City. This is for the good of our city and the welfare of its people. Let us cooperate and be one as we fight COVID-19. I know together we can win against this virus. Keep safe my beloved Ilonggos, Mayor Trenas

We are hereby asked to cooperate and please stay at home. 
This is for the best and safety of everyone, we must all take part and be responsible to prevent the spread of CoVid virus. 

Stay safe Ilonggos!

Sources: Jerry Trenas Facebook Page

Enhanced Community Quarantine Effective Immediately in Luzon

Progressing news

President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Luzon under an enhanced community quarantine effective immediately.

What does it mean?

  • Strict Home Quarantine

Strict home quarantine shall be implemented in all households.

  • No work

Work is suspended starting tomorrow March 17, 2020.

  • No Transportation

Transport shall be suspended too.

  • No banks

Banks will be closed and limited to ATMs only.

  • Groceries

Provisions for food and essential health services shall be regulated.

  • Food and supply distribution

LGUs will be responsible for the distribution of foods and supplies to each barangays and communities.

This story is progressing and will be updated. Stay tuned. 

How About Them?

At the end of the day, the poor will suffer the most.

  • Most parts of the country are currently on community quarantine. 
  • School classes have been suspended, mass gatherings like meetings are also prohibited.  
  • Businesses shortened their operating hours and some opted to close temporarily. 

While this is favorable to most of us, stay at home and wait for updates.
But for others, they need to go out and work and there’s been a lot of negative comments in regards to this.

People waiting for ride to work
Source from Facebook credits to the owner

How about casual workers? the small street vendors, the public utility jeepney and taxi drivers?
How about those people who are forced to go out and hustle for their everyday living?
That’s the big dilemma we are facing right now and WE as citizens must widen our understanding of other people’s lives.
In other countries, when they announced “lockdown” everyone obeys and they don’t need to do anything but to wait because their government supplies their basic needs like food.
In our country that is not the case, the majority of the workers will suffer if they stop working.
No work, no pay. 
Shorter working hours means lesser pay.
Everything else is canceled except for our bills and dues.
For those people, it’s not that they refuse to listen or obey, but they don’t have any choice especially those who are living paycheck to paycheck and have mouths to feed. 
Despite the CoVid scare, they need to continue their daily errands and work because they need to survive. 
We are punishing them with our harsh judgment as if they don’t risk their lives and healths to CoVid. They too, want to stay at home if only they have enough resources to sustain their day to day living.
Until there’s a good solution to this let’s stop criticizing them.

People waiting for ride to work amidst of covid
Source from Facebook credits to the owner

Also, let’s look at the lives of those who are living in the streets, they are already suffering every day and the pandemic is a bigger burden for them. They can’t afford to buy masks or alcohol, in fact, they can’t afford to buy even one meal. So please instead of making fun of them in the memes, let’s see what we can do to help those unfortunate ones.

Captured by Cee Clark Facebook

This is a serious call to everyone, though other’s need to go out and work, please be cautious and follow safety procedures to avoid the said virus.
For business and offices, please extend help to your employees as much as possible implement work at home if you can.

Let this be a reminder to everyone, during this time of the pandemic, all we have is each other.
Let us be more sensitive and aware of our surroundings and help if you can.

Our government can only do so much, let us take part by helping each other.

Simply ask yourself this, what would you do if you are in their situation?