Sara ends country-wide tour

Mayor Sara Duterte Message
Mahalin Natin ang Pilipinas Ride Thanksgiving Dinner

Assalamulaikum. Madayaw. Maayong gabii sa tanan!!!

Finally, we are home. After 28 days of being away from the comforts our homes, away from our families — nakabalik na tayo.

At dapat lang tayo magpasalamat dahil tagumpay ang Mahalin Natin Ang Pilipinas Ride na ginawa natin sa buong bansa. At natapos natin ang ating byahe nang walang problema. Nakauwi tayo sa ating mga pamilya nang safe.

Sa Mahalin Natin Ang Pilipinas Ride, nalibot natin ang 34 na probinsya.

Sa ating byahe mula Mindanao mula noong February 1 hanggang sa pagbalik natin ngayon araw — nakita natin ang mga reyalidad at sitwasyon sa mga komunidad na ating nadaanan.

May mga parte sa Pilipinas na nangangailangan ng tulong dahil sa nararanasan nilang paghihirap. May mga lugar din na progresibo. Pero sa kabila ng mga reyalidad at pagkakaiba ng sitwasyon, nakita natin ang pagiging masayahin ng mga Pilipino. Naranasan din natin ang pagiging likas na mapagbigay ng mga kapwa natin.

I will never forger the warmth of the people we met along the way. And I will always remember the courage, the strength, and the resiliency they’ve shown us as we passed by — rain or shine.

Sa lahat ng mga sumama sa ating byahe sa loob ng 28 days sa buong bansa, maraming maraming salamat po.

Sa ating mga riders, sa mga staff, sa volunteers, thank you.

Sa ating mga senatorial candidates — kay Senator Robin Padilla, kay Senator Harry Roque, salamat po.

Salamat din sa suporta HNP President Gov Claude Bautista, Lakas CMD President at Majority Floor Leader Martin Romualdez, at House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco.

Ang Mahalin Natin Ang Pilipinas ay simula pa lang ng ating byahe. Mahaba pa ito. At tiyak po ako na sa patuloy ninyong pagsama sa akin ay malayo ang ating mararating.

Sa muli — mahalin natin ang Pilipinas!!!

Shukran. Daghang salamat!!!

UniTeam’s Sara warns public against group soliciting cash from supporters

UniTeam vice presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte warned the public against a scam where their supporters are supposedly to get an ID card for a minimal amount ranging from 20 to 180 pesos in exchange for an ATM card with an amount of P5,000 coming from UniTeam presidential bet Bongbong Marcos, Jr.

In a press conference in Davao City on Monday, February 28, the presidential daughter said that they do not ask for any membership fee from their supporters nor would they issue an ID and give an ATM card with money in it.

VP candidate Sara Duterte

Mayor Sara Duterte said that such an activity by one group is a scam and refrained their supporters from falling into it.

On Sunday, February 27, two individuals identified as Virginia Almoroto Calape and Nanette V. Denopo were caught by the Davao City Police Office personnel while recruiting members for the UniTeam in Sto. Niño, Matina.

The recruited members reportedly paid P25 to Calape and Denopo for the Uniteam ID card lamination and membership processing.

Authorities recovered cash amounting to P4,895 from the suspects; along with filled-up forms; blank ID cards; certificate of appointment supposedly signed by former secretary Jesus Dureza as lead convenor, and Saida Wong and Edilberto Loquente as convenors; among others.

The Talomo Police coordinated with the UniTeam’s legal team for Davao Region headed by Atty. Joahna Paula Domingo who denied that their group has authorized anyone to use the UniTeam and the name of their presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos Jr. and vice presidential bet Sara Duterte for any activities in soliciting/collecting money from individuals just for ID cards and membership.

Few weeks back, a certain Rogelio Suarez, 52, a resident of Barangay Marapangi, Toril was also arrested by the police for the same reasons.

Suarez was nabbed by police at the Matina Crossing public market after he was reported to be allegedly recruiting members, soliciting and actually collecting money for P20.00 claiming it was for the use of the UniTeam Multisectoral Alliance Movement campaign of Marcos and Duterte-Carpio.

Efforts to get statement from Dureza proved futile as of this writing.

IATF approves amended guidelines for Alert Level 1

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Sunday, February 27, 2022, approved the amendments to the Guidelines on the Nationwide Implementation of Alert Level System for COVID-19 Response.

Below are some of the protocols to be observed under Alert Level 1. 

Well-fitted face masks shall be worn properly at all times, whether outdoors or in indoor private or public establishments, including in public transportation by land, air or sea, except when eating and drinking, participating in team and individual sports in venues where ventilation standards can be maintained, and practicing outdoor sports/exercise activities where physical distance can be maintained.

All private offices and workplaces, including public and private construction sites, may operate at full 100% capacity, consistent with national issuances on vaccination requirements for on-site work. However, they may continue to provide flexible and alternative work arrangements as deemed appropriate based on function or individual risk. 

Agencies and instrumentalities of the government shall likewise adhere to 100% on-site workforce. Off-site work shall be under such work arrangements subject to relevant rules and regulations issued by the Civil Service Commission and the Office of the President.

On the other hand, public transportation in areas under Alert Level 1 shall be at full seating capacity. For intrazonal and interzonal travels involving public land transportation between an area with a higher alert level classification and an area under Alert Level 1, the passenger capacity shall be that which has the lower passenger capacity rate between the point of origin and point of destination. For aviation, maritime and rail public transport operating in and out of Alert Levels 1 areas, the passenger capacity will be at 100%. The use of acrylic and/or plastic dividers in public transportation shall not be required. The use of the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) travel management system shall likewise not be required for interzonal travel to areas under Alert Level 1.

On contact tracing, the use of health declaration forms / paper-based contact tracing shall not be required for all the agencies and establishments under Alert Level 1. On the other hand, the use of digital contact tracing such as the StaySafe.PH application is optional for all the agencies and establishments.

On testing prioritization, testing protocols shall be implemented, consistent with national guidelines, for individuals who are unvaccinated or have higher exposure risk pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 148-B and No. 149, s. 2021.  In addition, testing using RT-PCR shall be recommended and prioritized for: Priority Groups A2 (persons above 60 years old) and A3 (persons with comorbidities) and Priority Group A1 or healthcare workers. Testing shall be optional for other groups not stated above. It shall not be recommended for asymptomatic close contacts unless symptoms will develop, and should immediately isolate regardless of test results. Instead, symptom monitoring is recommended. Should testing still be used, testing should be done at least 5 days from the day of last exposure.  Testing shall also not be recommended for screening asymptomatic individuals. Meanwhile, testing using antigen tests shall be recommended only for symptomatic individuals and in instances wherein RT-PCR is not available, consistent with previously issued guidelines.

The Hospital Infection Prevention and Control Committees (HIPCC) may implement testing protocols in health facilities for health workers and patients based on their assessment of risk and benefit.

On isolation and quarantine, updated quarantine protocols for incoming international travelers shall be consistent with IATF Resolution No. 160 A/B, and updated isolation and quarantine protocols for general public & healthcare workers and authorized sectors shall be consistent with DOH Dept Memo No. 2022-0013.

Under Alert Level 1, establishments are no longer required to set-up isolation facilities within the workplace.

On treatment, close contacts, asymptomatic confirmed cases and mild to moderate confirmed cases shall be managed at the primary care level, such as health centers, private clinics thru face to face or teleconsultation, while confirmed cases with severe and critical symptoms shall be managed in the appropriate health care facility.

In the case of reintegration, isolation can be discontinued upon completion of the recommended isolation period, provided that they do not have fever for at least 24 hours without the use of any antipyretic medications, and shall have improvement of respiratory signs and symptoms.

For the purpose of claiming sick leave, health benefits or other relevant processes wherein the proofs of COVID-19 management are necessary, a medical certification may suffice provided it should include the following minimum information: name of patient, severity of symptoms, diagnosis as probable or confirmed COVID-19, and date of end of quarantine and/or isolation period.

Meanwhile, individuals 18 years old and above will be required to present proof of full vaccination before participating in mass gatherings or entry into indoor establishments, such as but not limited to:

1. In-person religious gatherings; gatherings for necrological services, wakes, inurnment and funerals for those who died of causes other than COVID-19 and for the cremains of the COVID-19 deceased; 2. All indoor dine-in services of food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants and eateries. For outdoor or al fresco dining and take out channels, no proof of full vaccination is required; 3. All indoor personal care establishments such as barbershops, hair spas, hair salons, and nail spas, and those offering aesthetic/cosmetic services or procedures, make-up services, salons, spas, reflexology and other similar procedures including home service options; 4. Fitness studios, gyms and venues for exercise and sports; 5. All indoor cinemas or movie houses operating at full capacity; 6. Meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibition events and permitted venues for social events such as parties, wedding receptions, engagement parties, wedding anniversaries, debut and birthday parties, family reunions, and bridal or baby showers ; 7. Venues with live voice or wind-instrument performers and audiences such as in karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls and theaters; 8. Indoor ancillary establishments in hotels and other accommodation establishments; and 9. Venues for election-related events.

Proof of full vaccination shall be required before entry in the list of establishments identified under the principles of 3C’s strategy against COVID-19. Children ages 17 and below shall not be required to present proof of vaccination status.

Sara gets Zamboanga Peninsula’s support

PAGADIAN City — Following her visit in Zamboanga del Norte on Friday, Vice Presidential aspirant Sara Duterte on Saturday secured the support of the rest of the peninsula’s leaders.

Duterte first met with Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co, who was with Sibugay First District Representative Wilter “Sharky” Palma II and their local party Arangkada Pusong Asenso provincial and local slates.

Vice Governor aspirant Priscilla “Ilang-Ilang” Co said that they “commit to support” Duterte’s vice presidential bid.

“We commit to support her. We want continuity of President Rodrigo Duterte’s programs,” Co said.

In a separate event, Duterte met with Zamboanga del Sur Governor Victor Yu, his wife First District Representative Divina Grace Yu and the local officials of the province.

The governor thanked Duterte for her help to Yu’s team in the 2019 elections.

“Ako lang i-emphasize nga magpasalamat ta kang Mayor Sara sa iyang suporta last election nga nakapadaog nato halos tanang Team Yu diri sa Zamboanga del Sur,” governor Yu said.

Yu called on his constituents to show the Davao City mayor the love and support she needs for her vice presidential bid.

“Karon, panahon na pud aron ibalos nato ang iyang pagsuporta sa atoa last election, tagaan nato siya ug pinaka-dako nga suporta gikan sa atong team,” the governor added.

Duterte said she needs the elected leaders to support her advocacy in uniting the Filipinos especially after elections.

“Human sa election kinahanglan ang mga napili nga leaders birahon tanang Pilipino pagawas sa kalisod. Walay color pink, yellow, green, blue o pula. Pare-pareho tanan birahon pagawas sa kalisud nga hatod sa pandemya,” Duterte said.

She also thanked the supporters who lined up on the streets and joined the crowd in all her activities for the day.

“Dili mabayran ang kainit sa inyong pagmahal ug suporta sa akoa. Daghan kaayong salamat. Naka-lima mi ka events diri sa Pagadian City. Nabati namo nga ang mga tao ana gyud ang ilang suporta dinhi sa akoa ug especially sa UniTeam,” Duterte added.

House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco and Senatorial candidate Robin Padilla joined Sara in her Zamboanga provinces’ leg of the Mahalin Natin ang Pilipinas Ride. HNP Media

Sara is committed to public service — MisOc guv

DIPOLOG City — Misamis Occidental Governor Philip Tan on Friday vowed to support Sara Duterte’s vice presidential bid.

“We are 100 percent supporting Mayor Sara’s vice presidential bid,” Tan said after he and some officials from his province met with Sara here.

Tan, who has long known Sara, said that he appreciates the mayor’s character from a colleague’s perspective.

“We are old friends. We were colleagues at the League of City Mayors. Buotan si Mayor Sara. Masaligan, matinud-anon and down-to-earth. Angay nato siyang botohan ug suportahan,” he added.

(Mayor Sara is kind, dependable…We should vote for her.)

Friday marked the 26th day of Sara’s Mahalin Natin Ang Pilipinas Ride, reentering Mindanao through Dipolog from the Iloilo stopover where she and presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos conducted a series of sorties.

Joining Sara in the last stretch of the nationwide ride was senatorial candidate Robin Padilla, who was warmly received by supporters.

The two also met with Zamboanga del Norte Gov. Roberto Uy, who said the people of the province will support Padilla.

“Gi-endorse man nimo ni Mayor, among ibutang na sa balota,” said Uy.

(We will vote for him because you endorsed him.)

Sara and Padilla were also hosted by former Congressman Seth Jalosjos, who is running for mayor of Dapitan City.

A rally for Sara and Robin at the Jalosjos-owned Gloria de Dapitan was attended by hundreds of supporters Friday afternoon.

Padilla charmed them with a rendition of Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight. He also told them he would be a loyal ally to Sara just as he was to President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Aasahan ninyo ang katapatan ko kay Mayor Sara — gaya ng katapatan ko kay Pangulong Duterte,” Padilla said.

Tan, the govenor of Misamis Occidental, said he believes that the country needs Sara’s leadership.

“She is strong-willed. She has political will. She is sincere and committed to public service,” the governor said.

In 2019, the province voted straight to all Hugpong ng Pagbabago’s (HNP) senatorial line. This year, the governor said they “will try their best” to do the same.

“We will do our best to replicate the 2019 elections 12-0 votes for senatoriables under the UniTeam,” he said.

Sara thanked the governor and local leaders for their support to all candidates under the UniTeam ticket.

“Nagpasalamat ko sa inyohang tanan sa inyohang pagdala sa amoa sa UniTeam sa Misamis Occidental,” Sara said.

(I am thankful to Misamis Occidental ror supporting the UniTeam.)

She was joined by Padilla in her Ituloy ang Pagbabago Movement (IPM), Marcos-Sara Duterte Alliance (MASADA), and UniTeam BBM-Sara Volunteer Action Center headquarters’ opening in Zamboanga del Norte.

Sara also visited the HNP regional headquarters with First District Cong. Seth Frederick “Bullet” Jalosjos. HNP MEDIA