THE PROCESS OF 6>> BEHIND THE SCREEN. PD Myra Moral-Soriano,
CONTACT TRACING assisted by personnel from DILG Hermosa, interviews
an aspiring contact tracer in one of the 10 stations in
34 the province for the simultaneous CTT screening.
Issu e No. I X - 3 rd Q u ar ter - Fi s c a l Ye ar 2020
Etiquette DILG Bataan to hire 600
8>> COVID-19 contact tracers
BY DONNA JOY G. NACAR
IN RESPONSE to the need to immediately compose a local contact tracing team (CTT)
DICT shares as part of the strengthening of the efforts against the spread of COVID-19, DILG Bataan
expertise in is set to hire 600 contact tracers in the province of Bataan.
On September 18, 2020, the Provincial the City of Balanga and at the Municipalities
BY DONNA JOY G. NACAR Selection Board (PSB) headed by Provincial of Dinalupihan, Orani, Samal, Abucay,
Director Myra Moral-Soriano, held an online Bagac and Morong. The DILG Bataan
DILG BATAAN’S Zoomustahan with DICT: meeting in preparation for the screening and Provincial Office was also used for the said
Graphic Design for Social Engagement in selection of Contact Tracer applicants. assessment, while applicants from Mariveles
Government Setting went online on August were assessed online.
17, 2020 via Zoom Cloud Meeting. Said In view of the assessment of contact
activity was attended by PD Myra Moral- tracer applicants, members of the DILG In addition, DILG Bataan continuously
Soriano, Cluster Team Leader, C/MLGOOs Bataan PSB conducted simultaneous face-to- screens more contact tracer applicants to
and PO personnel. face interviews in select LGUs on September complete its allocated target and to ramp up
22, 2020. to the province’s contact tracing capability.
On this second episode of Proactive As soon as the applicants are deemed
Bataan Webinar Series, DILG Bataan sought Applicants were notified for assessment qualified by the selection board, they will be
collaboration with the Department of in different venues to cater applicants coming hired, trained, and deployed to the 12 LGUs
Information and Communications Technology from various areas in Bataan. This is also to of the province. DILG’s hiring of contact
(DICT) Luzon Cluster II. ensure that proper physical distancing and tracers is part of the government’s efforts
health protocols will be observed. in boosting the country’s response to the
Ms. Katrina Kathleen Chico, Provincial COVID-19 pandemic.
Head of DICT Bulacan, discussed graphic P5 PD Myra Moral-Soriano headed the
interview at JRC Mandama Covered Court
in Hermosa. Other stations were located at
3rd Quarter PTC held
BY DONNA JOY G. NACAR
FUNDED Mahusay at
at Maunlad na
*as of October 2020 Lokal
Brgy. San Carlos kicks off 5 Capitol Compound,
online public forums Balanga City, Bataan
BY DONNA JOY G. NACAR Head who both gave their welcoming
remarks. messages for all the participants and
IT’S A wrap for the first barangay Local Governance Resource Center (LGRC)-initiated viewers of the activity.
activity in Central Luzon!
Attendees of the online public forum
Brgy. San Carlos of Mariveles, Bataan the province’s best practices on covid-19 include mostly barangay officials, LGU
successfully aired its first of the three online response. functionaries and DILG local government
public forums it has been preparing together officers from various provinces in Region III.
with DILG Region III and Bataan Provincial Reactors Dr. Froilan Calilung of UST and While facebook live was seen by audiences
Office, UST PolSci Department, DICT and Monitoring and Evaluation Division (MED) from the official pages of DILG Central
the Provincial Government of Bataan on Assistant Division Chief Aldwin Reyes from Luzon, DILG Bataan and Brgy. San Carlos.
September 1, 2020 via Zoom Cloud Meeting DILG R3 expressed positive comments on
and Facebook Live. the activity and recommendations on the Two more events in this series await
initiatives took by the provincial government featuring city and municipal mayors from
Dubbed as Stories of Resilience: The to address the needs in this time of pandemic. other provinces to also share their best
Province and the Role of Barangays on practices to the local governments in Central
COVID-19 Pandemic Response, the online Also present were Provincial Director Luzon.
forum featured Governor Albert Garcia and Myra Moral-Soriano of DILG Bataan and Dr.
Dennis Coronacion, UST PolSci Department DILG Bataan beefs
up COVID-19 plans
BY DONNA JOY G. NACAR
MINDS AND MASKS ON. DILG Bataan personnel PANDEMIC KNOWS no boundaries;
focus and listen attentively to the focal person as he public service should not either.
presents reports and updates relative to COVID-19.
DILG Bataan conducted Emergency
Operations Center (EOC) meetings on
September 15 and 30, 2020 with the provincial
office personnel as part of cementing
Said meetings were held not just to update
relevant reports and information pertaining
to the COVID-19 plans at the provincial
level, but also to prepare the personnel in
the upcoming activities and discuss various
systems used in updating reports.
the summit The Official Publication of the Department of the Interior and Local Government - Bataan