The “Balik Probinsiya, Bagong Pag-asa Program” in Bubong, a year after

by MDRRMO-Bubong, Lanao del Sur

Exactly a year ago, when LGU-Bubong fetched their first batch of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from the Provincial Community Quarantine Facility of Lanao del Sur in Sagonsongan, Marawi City. That same day kicked off the “Balik Probinsiya, Bagong Pag-asa Program” of the National Government in the Municipality of Bubong to assist locally stranded individuals (LSIs), and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) return back home safely to their homes, as part of measures to combat and manage COVID-19 pandemic.

In the municipality, implementation of the program and management of the COVID-19 Pandemic is being lead by the Local Government of Bubong through the Municipal Inter-Agency Task Force Against COVID-19 of Bubong, an inter-agency body chaired by the municipal mayor Usoph B. Munder, that is tasked to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the municipality.

Bubong Community Quarantine Facility was also established in Brgy. Rogero where LSIs, ROFs, confirmed COVID-19 cases and their close contacts spend their mandatory 14-day quarantine. The facility is directly being managed by LGU-Bubong through MDRRMO-Bubong and Bubong Rural Health Unit with Bubong Municipal Police Station for security.

As of the date, there was a total of 1,428 individuals (LSIs-1,242, ROFs-51, Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Cases-67, Close Contacts-68) assisted and quarantined in the municipality.

The Local Government of Bubong headed by the mayor Usoph B. Munder, through its MDRRMO and Bubong Rural Health Unit with the assistance of the various LGU-Bubong offices or departments, Bubong Municipal Police Station, Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSWO), MILG, MAFAR, Liga ng mga Barangay-Bubong Chapter and all concerned agencies and partners/stakeholders in the municipality is committed in providing services to its constituents this pandemic and will continue implement measures to manage and combat threats of COVID-19.

The LGU-Bubong is very thankful for everybody’s support and cooperation, and will continue to fight until the end when the virus is defeated and eliminated in thesociety. TRS

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