COVID-19 alert levels extended until IATF review on July 18 | Inquirer News

COVID-19 alert levels extended until IATF review on July 18

/ 01:33 PM July 16, 2022
Alert Level 1

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has announced that the current COVID-19 alert levels in the country will remain, pending a review by the government’s pandemic task force.

The existing alert level classification issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases under the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte lapsed on Friday, July 15.


“The status quo holds for our alert levels, which the IATF will be reviewing on Monday (July 18),” Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles told reporters in a text message.

With this in mind, Metro Manila and the following areas will remain under Alert Level 1 until further review by the IATF:


  • Cordillera Administrative Region – Abra, Apayao, Baguio City, Kalinga, and Mountain Province
  • Region I – Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan
  • Region II – Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela, Nueva
  • Vizcaya, and Quirino
  • Region III- Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales
  • Region IV-A- Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, and Rizal
  • Region IV-B – Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City, and Romblon
  • Region V – Albay, Catanduanes, Naga City, and Sorsogon
  • Region VI – Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province, and Iloilo City
  • Region VII – Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City (Opon), Mandaue City, and Siquijor
  • Region VIII – Biliran, Eastern Samar, Ormoc City, Southern Leyte, and Tacloban City
  • Region IX – Zamboanga City
  • Region X – Bukidnon, Cagayan De Oro City, Camiguin, Iligan City, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental
  • Region XI – Davao City and Davao Oriental
  • Region XII – South Cotabato
  • Caraga – Butuan City, Surigao Del Sur, Agusan Del Norte, and Agusan Del Sur
  • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao – Cotabato City

Other cities and municipalities will similarly stay under the lowest alert level classification:

  • Cordillera Administrative Region
    Benguet Buguias and Tublay
    Ifugao – Kiangan, Lagawe (Capital), and Lamut
  • Region IV-A
    Quezon – Atimonan, Candelaria, City of Tayabas, Dolores, Lucban, Mauban, Pagbilao, Plaridel, Polillo, Quezon, Sampaloc, San Antonio, Tiaong, and Unisan
  • Region IV-B
    Occidental Mindoro – Calintaan, Looc, Lubang, and Rizal
    Palawan – Cagayancillo and Culion
  • Region V
    Camarines Norte – Basud, Capalonga, Daet (Capital), San Vicente, and Talisay
    Camarines Sur – Bombon, Cabusao, Camaligan, Caramoan, Goa, Iriga City, Pamplona, Pili (Capital), Presentacion (Parubcan), San Fernando, San Jose, and Tigaon
    Masbate – Balud, City of Masbate (Capital), and Mandaon
  • Region VI
    Antique – Anini-Y, San Jose (Capital), Sebaste, and Tobias Fornier (Dao)
    Negros Occidental – Cadiz City, Candoni, City of Talisay, City of Victorias, Enrique B., Magalona (Saravia), La Carlota City, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Sagay City, San Enrique, and Valladolid
  • Region VII
    Bohol – Batuan, Calape, Corella, Dimiao, Duero, Garcia Hernandez, Jagna, Lila, Loay, Loboc, Maribojoc, San Isidro, San Miguel, Sevilla, Sikatuna, and Tagbilaran City (Capital)
    Cebu – Alcoy, Borbon, City of Talisay, Oslob, Pilar, Santander, and Tudela
    Negros Oriental – Amlan (Ayuquitan), Bacong, Dauin, Dumaguete City (Capital), Valencia (Luzurriaga), and Zamboanguita
  • Region VIII
    Leyte – Albuera, City of Baybay, Dulag, Javier (Bugho), La Paz, Matag-Ob, Matalom, Palo, Tunga, and Villaba
    Northern Samar – Allen, Capul, Lapinig, Lavezares, San Antonio, San Jose, and Victoria
    Samar (Western Samar) – Marabut, Pagsanghan, Paranas (Wright), Tarangnan, and Zumarraga
  • Region IX
    Zamboanga Del Norte – Dapitan City, Dipolog City (Capital), Jose Dalman (Ponot), Labason, Manukan, Piñan (New Piñan), Polanco, Rizal, and Salug
    Zamboanga Del Sur – Kumalarang, Labangan, Lapuyan, Mahayag, Molave, and Ramon Magsaysay (Liargo)
    Zamboanga Sibugay – Alicia, Buug, Diplahan, Ipil (Capital), Siay, and Tungawan
  • Region X
    Lanao Del Norte – Bacolod, Baroy, Kauswagan, Lala, Linamon, and Tubod (Capital)
  • Region XI
    Davao De Oro – Mawab, Montevista, Nabunturan (Capital), and New Bataan
    Davao Del Sur – Padada
  • Region XII
    Cotabato (North Cotabato) – Antipas, Arakan, City of Kidapawan (Capital), and President Roxas
    Sultan Kudarat – City of Tacurong, Kalamansig, and Lebak
  • Caraga
    Dinagat Islands – Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo (Albor), Loreto, and Tubajon
    Surigao Del Norte – Claver, Dapa, General Luna, Mainit, and Tagana-An
  • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
    Lanao Del Sur – Bumbaran, Ditsaan-Ramain, and Wao
    Maguindanao – South Upi and Upi
    Tawi-Tawi – Turtle Islands

Meanwhile, the listed areas will maintains its Alert Level 2 classification:

  • Cordillera Administrative Region – Benguet and Ifugao
  • Region IV-A – Quezon Province
  • Region IV-B – Occidental Mindoro and Palawan
  • Region V – Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Masbate
  • Region VI – Antique and Negros Occidental
  • Region VII – Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental
  • Region VIII – Leyte, Northern Samar, and Samar (Western Samar)


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