Tacloban City, 6 other areas in Region 8 to remain under Alert Level 1 until end-May


Alert Level 1 is still in effect for the cities of Tacloban and Ormoc, the provinces of Biliran, Eastern Samar, and Southern Leyte, and the towns of Tarangnan and Zumarraga in Samar.

TACLOBAN CITY – On May 14, 2022, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved the recommendation to keep Tacloban City and six other areas in Eastern Visayas on Alert Level 1 until May 31, 2022.

During the same time period, the following provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs) and independent component cities (ICCs), were placed on Alert Level 1:

Luzon

  • Cordillera Administrative Region: Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Baguio City;
  • Region I: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, and Dagupan City;
  • Region II: Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and City of Santiago;
  • Region III: Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Angeles City, and Olongapo City;
  • Region IV-A: Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Lucena City;
  • Region IV-B: Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, and Puerto Princesa City; and Region V: Albay, Catanduanes, and Naga City. 

Visayas

  • Region VI: Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, Bacolod City, and Iloilo City;
  • Region VII: Siquijor, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, and Mandaue City; and
  • Region VIII: Biliran, Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte, Ormoc City, and Tacloban City. 

Mindanao

  • Region IX: Zamboanga City;
  • Region X: Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro City, and Iligan City;
  • Region XI: Davao City; and CARAGA: Surigao del Sur and Butuan City.

Furthermore, the following component cities and municipalities will be placed on Alert Level 1 from May 16, 2022, to May 31, 2022, without prejudice to those cities and municipalities already on Alert Level 1 under IATF Resolutions No. 165-G, 166-A, 167-A, and 167-C. (s. 2022).

Luzon

  • Cordillera Administrative Region: Kiangan, Ifugao; and
  • Region V: Balud, Masbate; and Irosin, Sorsogon. 

Visayas

  • Region VII: Calape, Bohol; Garcia Hernandez, Bohol; San Isidro, Bohol; San Miguel, Bohol; Alcoy, Cebu; Borbon, Cebu; Oslob, Cebu; Pilar, Cebu; Santander, Cebu; Tudela, Cebu; Bacong, Negros Oriental; Dauin, Negros Oriental; Valencia (Luzarriaga), Negros Oriental; and Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental; and
  • Region VIII: Tarangnan, Samar; and Zumarraga, Samar.

Mindanao

  • Region IX: Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur; and Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay;
  • Region XII: Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat; and
  • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: Upi, Maguindanao.


Meanwhile, effective May 16, 2022, until May 31, 2022, the following provinces, HUCs, and ICCs shall be placed under Alert Level 2, without prejudice to their respective component cities and municipalities, which may be under a different Alert Level classification: 

Luzon

  • Cordillera Administrative Region: Benguet, Ifugao;
  • Region IV-A: Quezon Province;
  • Region IV-B: Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan; and
  • Region V: Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Masbate, and Sorsogon. 

Visayas

  • Region VI: Antique and Negros Occidental;
  • Region VII: Bohol, Cebu Province, and Negros Oriental; and
  • Region VIII: Leyte, Northern Samar, and Western Samar.

Mindanao

  • Region IX: City of Isabela, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, and Zamboanga Sibugay;
  • Region X: Lanao del Norte;
  • Region XI: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, and Davao Occidental;
  • Region XII: General Santos City, North Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, and South Cotabato;
  • CARAGA: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte; and
  • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: Basilan, Cotabato City, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.

The Alert Level classifications of component cities and municipalities under IATF Resolution Nos are not otherwise affected by this Resolution. 165-G, 166-A, 167-A, and 167-C (s. 2022) shall remain effective until May 31, 2022. —Tacloban News Update
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