Tabuk City slowly getting back on track amid COVID-19

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga Dec. 10 (PIA) --After more than nine months in community quarantine restriction, economic activities in the city are slowly getting back on the track.

During the December 10 Laging Handa TV show hosted by Presidential Communications Operations Officer Assistant Secretary JV Arcena, City Mayor Darwin C. Estranero said people in the city are coping to be back with their work tools.

Business and trade slowly opened,  banking transactions  are  back, and construction, agriculture and other prime sectors rolled-on. The city being one of the areas in the country that long stayed under modified general community quarantine , was among the areas to first open public transport.

He attributed all these to the resiliency of Tabukenos who stood with the city government in facing the impact of COVID-19.

Estranero  also thanked the national government for not leaving behind the city and its people cope with the effects of the pandemic through the Bayanihan aid.

He said the Bayanihan aid significantly boosted the city’s capability in addressing the needs of residents and other structural and logistical requirements caused by the COVID-19.  He cited that foremost of the current projects to manage the pandemic is the on-going 100-bed city isolation and treatment facility   in Barangay Agbannawag.

To date, the city recorded 246 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 212 recoveries with 33 active cases and one death.

With the  Bayanihan spirit, Estranero said Tabuk will  rise to the new normal as he calls on residents to continue following health protocols and not bring down their guard against COVID-19. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)




Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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