I would like to clarify that the functions of the City Government of Dumaguete and the delivery of basic services continue under my direction and supervision through the City Administrator Atty. Doram Dumalagan, department heads, Chief-of-Staff of the Office of the Mayor, Executive Assistant for Security Concerns, heads of offices and the City Inter-Agency Task Force MEID.
Furthermore, contrary to rumors none of the staff under the Office of the Mayor are COVID-19 positive.
There is indeed an ongoing massive swab testing but only for those close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the barangays at 500 individuals per day for the next 10 days.
Meanwhile, the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination for senior citizens is also in progress.
Health Marshals are also deployed day and night to enforce the minimum standards against COVID-19.
I am still in isolation in accordance to the protocols and will physically report to duty as soon as I am allowed to do so.