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Gov’t expands alert level system to three more regions; Baguio City under ‘special monitoring’

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:46 PM October 29, 2021
Baguio City

SUMMER CAPITAL LANDMARK The 85-year-old Our Lady of the Atonement Cathedral, popularly known as the Baguio cathedral, has become a refuge for the faithful amid the pandemic. As Baguio City resumes nonleisure travel this week, the church is expected to welcome visitors wanting to pray and hear Mass. —NEIL CLARK ONGCHANGCO/CONTRIBUTOR

MANILA, Philippines — Starting Nov. 1, the implementation of the government’s new alert level system will be expanded to three more regions, while tourism hotspot Baguio City will be tagged as an area for “special monitoring,” Malacañang announced Friday.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the five-tiered alert level system will be implemented to Regions III (Central Luzon), VI (Western Visayas), and X (Northern Mindanao).

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Roque said the following areas will be placed under the following alert levels starting Nov. 1 until Nov. 14:

Alert Level 4

-Aurora

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-Bacolod City

-Negros Oriental

-Davao Occidental

Alert Level 3

-Baguio City (included as an area for special monitoring)

-Bataan

-National Capital Region

-Cavite

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-Rizal

-Laguna

-Iloilo City

-Siquijor

-Lanao del Norte

-Davao City

-Davao del Norte

Alert Level 2

-Angeles City

-Bulacan

-Nueva Ecija

-Olongapo City

-Pampanga

-Tarlac

-Batangas

-Quezon province

-Lucena City

-Aklan

-Antique

-Capiz

-Guimaras

-Iloilo

-Negros Occidental

-Bohol

-Cebu City

-Lapu-Lapu City

-Mandaue City

-Cebu Province

-Bukidnon

-Cagayan de Oro city

-Camiguin

-Iligan City

-Misamis Occidental

-Misamis Oriental

-Davao de Oro

-Davao del Sur

-Davao Oriental

Meanwhile, other areas not listed will remain under the former quarantine classification.

Roque said the following areas will be placed under the following quarantine classifications:

Modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15:

-Mountain Province
-Catanduanes
-Zamboanga City

General community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions from Nov. 1 until Nov. 30:

-Abra
-Cagayan
-Isabela
-City of Santiago
-Nueva Vizcaya
-Quirino

GCQ for the whole month of November:

-Ifugao
-Benguet
-Apayao
-Kalinga
-Ilocos Sur
-Dagupan City
-Batanes
-Occidental Mindoro
-Oriental Mindoro
-Puerto Princesa
-Palawan
-Albay
-Naga City
-Camarines Norte
-Tacloban City
-Zamboanga Sibugay
-Zamboanga del Norte
-Zamboanga del Sur
-General Santos City
-Sarangani
-North Cotabato
-South Cotabato
-Agusan del Norte
-Agusan del Sur
-Surigao del Norte
-Surigao del Sur
-Butuan City
-Dinagat Islands
-Cotabato City
-Lanao del Sur

All other areas not mentioned will be placed under modified GCQ for the whole month of November, Roque said.

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