Executive Order No. 32-A Series of 2020


WHEREAS, the City of Bislig has transitioned from General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to a Modified General (GCQ) to a Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ);

WHEREAS, people of all ages were already allowed, under the MGCQ, to go out of their homes unrestricted, and movement within the city was tolerated with few limitations;

WHEREAS, subsequent, the country has an upsurge of COVID-19 disease, that as of 4PM of June 08, 2020, there is a total of Twenty-two Thousand Four Hundred Seventy Four (22,474) confirmed cases in the Philippines;

WHEREAS, Mayor Florencio C. Garay signed Executive Order No. 32, s. 2020 (EO-32), declaring the entire City of Bislig under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ);

WHEREAS, the IATF promptly reacted by reinstating limitations on movement of persons, also adding other imperative amendments of the guidelines;

WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to quickly respond to this predicament by adopting the new measures issued by IATF;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FLORENCIO C. GARAY, City Mayor of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, by virtue of the power vested in me by law, do hereby order the following during the duration of the Modified General Community Quarantine, to wit:

SECTION 1. Pursuant to the new IATF Resolution No. 43, s. 2020, the following amendments/revisions to Executive Order No. 32, s. 2020 are hereby implemented:

A. Introduction of the term “Accommodation Establishments” which shall be defined as follows:

Accommodation Establishment – refers to an establishment operating primarily for the accommodation purposes including, but not limited to, hotels, resorts, apartment hotels, tourist inns, motels, pension houses, private homes used for homestay, ecolodges, serviced apartments, condotels, and bed and breakfast facilities.

B. Section 1, Paragraph 4 of EO-32 is hereby amended to be read as follows:

The movement of all persons in areas placed under MGCQ shall be limited to accessing essential goods and services, for work in the offices or industries permitted to operate hereunder, and for other activities permitted under the Omnibus Guidelines.

Any person below twenty-one (21) years old, those who are sixty (60) years old and above, those with immunodeficiency, comorbidity, or other health risks, and pregnant women shall be required to remain in their residences at all times; Provided that all activities and movements allowed under the Omnibus Guidelines for the foregoing persons shall continue to be permitted under MGCQ.

C. Section 1, Paragraph 8 of EO-32 is hereby amended to be read as follows:

Indoor and outdoor non-contact sports and other forms of exercise such as but not limited to walking, jogging, running, biking, range shooting, and skateboarding is allowed. Provided, that the minimum public health standards such as the wearing of masks and the maintenance of social distancing protocols, and no sharing of equipment were applicable, is observed.

D. Section 1, Paragraph 9 of EO-32 is hereby amended to be read as follows:

Mass gatherings such as but not limited to, movie screenings, concerts, sporting events, and other entertainment activities, religious services, and work conferences shall be allowed provided that participants shall be limited to fifty percent (50%) of the seating or venue capacity.

E. Section 1, Paragraph 10 of EO-32 is hereby deleted.

F. Section 1, Paragraph 11 of EO-32 is hereby amended to be read as follows:

Limited face to face or in-person classes may be conducted in HEIs provided there is strict compliance with minimum public health standards, consultation with guidelines set by CHED. HEI activities that involve mass gathering of students shall continue to be prohibited.

For K-12 Basic Education, the basic Education Learning Continuity Plan of the DepEd shall be adopted.
G. Section 1, Paragraph 17, Category 4 is hereby amended to be read as follows:

Amusement, gaming, fitness establishments, as well as those in the kids and tourism industries shall be allowed to operate at a maximum of fifty percent (50%) operational capacity. However, for hotels and other accommodation establishments, only those accredited as provided by law and relevant DOT and DILG issuances may operate, and only upon issuance of a Certificate of Authority to operate by the DOT. For this purpose, DOT and DILG shall work with LGUs to ensure compliance of accommodation establishments.

H. Section 2, Paragraph 2.2.9 of EO-32 is hereby amended to be read as follows:

There shall be no tourism-related travel between GCQ and areas where no community quarantine is in place; and that travel for tourism purpose between areas under MGCQ to areas where no community quarantine is in place, while allowed, are still subject to regulations.

Movement to and from an area placed under GCQ to an area where no community quarantine is in place shall be permitted, except for the sole purpose of leisure.

The movement of persons for any purpose across areas placed under MGCQ and areas where no community quarantine is in place shall be permitted, but in so far as tourism travel is concerned, the same may still be subject to regulations of the LGU concerned.

SECTION 2. Separability Clause. In the event that any provision in this Order or any part hereof is declared invalid, illegal, or unconstitutional, the provisions not affected thereby shall remain in force and in effect.

SECTION 3. Repealing Clause. All orders, rules and regulations, other issuances, or parts hereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

SECTION 4. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately and shall remain in force unless sooner revoked or amended.

Done this June 11, 2020 at the City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur.