Executive Order No. 118, S. 2020

WHEREAS, Article II, Section 15, of the 1987 Philippine Constitution declares the policy of the State to promote the right to health of the people;

WHEREAS, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte through Proclamation No. 1021, has extended the period of State of Calamity throughout the Philippines due to Corona Virus Disease for one-year, effective September 13, 2020 to September 12, 2021;

WHEREAS, the National Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has amended the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines as of October 22, 2020, providing updated regulations under various risk classifications;

WHEREAS, under the Local Government Code, the Local Chief Executive is empowered to exercise general supervision and control consistent with the general welfare clause for the City and its inhabitants. And, he shall carry out emergency measures as may be necessary during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters and calamities [Section 455 (b) (1) (vii) of RA 7160];

WHEREAS, Local Executive Order no. 106, series of 2020 was issued de-escalating the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) Risk Classification of Iligan City and placing the same under the General Community Quarantine, effective October 1, 2020 until October 31, 2020;

WHEREAS, the National Inter-Agency Task Force, in its Resolution no. 81 (s.2020) dated October 26, 2020, has set the risk classification of Iligan City under General Community Quarantine until November 30, 2020, without prejudice to the declaration of localized Enhanced Community Quarantine in Critical Areas;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CELSO G. REGENCIA, City Mayor of Iligan, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law and with the approval of the National Inter-Agency Task Force-for the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), in deference to Proclamation No. 1021 of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, Philippines as amended, do hereby order to maintain risk classification of Iligan City to the General Community Quarantine (GCQ).


Section 1. DECLARATION. Iligan City shall be placed under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ), for a period of thirty days (30) days as specified under the effectivity clause hereof.

Section 2. COVERAGE. The GCQ covers entire Iligan City previously placed under the per National IATF-MEID Resolution 81, series of 2020, dated October 25,2020.

Section 3. GUIDELINES ON THE IMPOSITION OF GCQ IN ILIGAN CITY – Pursuant to the Proclamation no. 1021, series of 2020, the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines with Amendments as of October 22, 2020, and National IATF- MEID Resolution 81, dated October 26, 2020, the following guidelines shall be observed under the General Community Quarantine in Iligan City:


The City Government Services shall be maintained at full capacity. Work schedule shall be from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Alternative Work Arrangements in Departments/Offices, upon approval by the City Mayor, may be opted subject to the relevant rules and regulations issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Preference for alternative work arrangements shall be afforded to persons who are sixty (60) years old and above, those with immunodeficiency, comorbidities, or other health risks, and pregnant women.

The Department or Office shall maintain the designation of COVID-19 Manager on respective workplaces who shall exercise due diligence on compliance to minimum public health protocols, such as checking body temperature, wearing of face mask or face shield, hand sanitation, physical distancing, installation of plastic barrier in the workplaces and disinfection of frequently-touched surfaces, such as door handle, etc.

Should COVID-19 positive case arise, the Head of Office, upon prior assessment by COVID-19 Manager, shall ensure the safety of the personnel and the transacting public. The incident or occurrence shall be reported and coordinated to the Emergency Operation Center of the City Health Office for tapping technical assistance on Contact Tracing, and whenever the circumstances warrant, advice for disinfection of the workplace.

Section 5. Governing Rules on Allowable Business/Establishments/Sectors from CATEGORY I-IV and their Activities and Operational Capacities (DTI MC-20-52)

Unless otherwise amended, the allowable business activities and their operational capacity are those that follows cited under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Memorandum Circulars applicable to General Community Quarantine, such as: Memorandum Circular (MC) Nos: 20-21, 20-22, 20-33, 20-52, 20-53; 20-55, series of 2020; and Omnibus Guidelines on the implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines with Amendments as of October 08, 2020.

The Business establishments and activities that are allowed to operate under the General Community Quarantine shall strictly comply safety and minimum health standards.

They shall abide by the following seven (7) commandments (DTI-MC 20-55):

1. Wearing of Face masks;
2. Wearing of Face shields;
3. No talking and no eating (in public transportation and similar setting like confined areas and crowded places;
4. Adequate ventilation (use of exhaust systems, air purifiers or keeping windows partially open);
5. Frequent and proper disinfection;
6. Symptomatic or COVID-19 positive must be isolated; and
7. Appropriate physical distancing.

Section 6. Business Activities/Establishments/Sectors under CATEGORY I with One Hundred percent (100%) Full Operational Capacity:

1. Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries;
2. Manufacturing of essential goods, such as:
a) Food and Beverages (only non-alcoholic drinks);
b) Essential and Hygiene Products such as: Soap, detergents, shampoo, and conditioners; Diapers, feminine hygiene products, toilet papers, wet wipes and Disinfectants;
c) Medicines and Vitamins;
d) Medical Products, such as: PPEs, Masks, Gloves, Others; medical supplies, devices and equipment, including suppliers of input, packaging and distribution;
e) Pet food, Feeds, and Fertilizer;
3. Essential Retail (e.g., groceries. Markets, convenience stores, drug stores);
4. Food preparation insofar as take-out and delivery services;
5. Water Refilling Stations;
6. Laundry Services (including self-service);
7. Public and Private Hospitals;
8. Health, emergency and frontline services such as dialysis centers, chemotherapy centers and the like;
9. Other medical, dental, rehabilitation and optometry clinics, non-aesthetic dermatological clinics, EENT; Provided there is strict observance of infection prevention and control protocols, provided further that dental procedures shall be limited to emergency cases only and that the wearing of PPE by dentists and attendants shall be mandatory. Home service therapy for PWD shall be allowed;
10. Logistics Service Providers (Cargo Handling, Warehousing, Trucking, Freight Forwarding, and Shipping Line);
11. Delivery and courier services, whether in-house or outsourced transporting food, medicine, or other essential goods, including clothing, accessories, hardware, house wares, school and office supplies, as well as pet food and other veterinary products;
12. Water supply and sanitation services and facilities, including waste disposal services, as well as property management and building utility services;
13. Establishments engaged in repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment, including those engaged in the repair of computers and household fixtures and equipment;
14. Telecommunications companies (e.g., ISPs, cable providers, telco 3rd party contractors);
15. Energy and power companies (incl. 3rd party contractors) across transmission, distribution, maintenance, retail, exploration, operations, trading and delivery of raw materials (incl. refineries and depots);
16. Gasoline stations;
17. Workers accredited by the DOTr to work on utility relocation works, and specified limited works across thirteen (13) railway projects, including replacement works for the Metro Manila Rail Transit System Line 3;
18. Airline and aircraft maintenance, pilots and crew, and employees of aviation schools for purposes of the pilot’s recurrent training for flight proficiency and type rating using simulator facilities; and ship captains and crew, including shipyard operations and repair;
19. Public and private construction projects that are essential (i.e., quarantine and isolation facilities for PUMs, and suspect, and confirmed COVID-19 patients, facilities for the health sector including those dealing with PUMs and suspect, and confirmed COVID-19 patients, facilities for construction personnel who perform emergency works, flood control, and other disaster risk reduction and rehabilitation works, sewerage projects, water service facilities projects, and digital works, health facilities). Priority public and private construction projects, defined as those that refer to food production, agriculture, fishery, fish port development, energy, housing, communication, water utilities, manufacturing, and BPO, subject to the guidelines to be issued by DPWH;
20. Manufacturing companies and suppliers of equipment or products necessary to perform construction works, such as cement and steel;
21. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Export- oriented companies, including mining and quarrying (without need to set up on-site or near site accommodation or point-to-point shuttle service);
22. Printing presses authorized by the BIR or other appropriate agencies to print official receipts and other accountable forms;
23. Media Establishments;

Section 7. Business Activities/Establishments/Sectors under CATEGORY II with One Hundred percent (100%) Full Operational Capacity:

1. Other Manufacturing, such as:
a) Beverages (e.g. alcoholic drinks);
b) Electrical Machinery;
c) Wood products, Furniture;
d) Non-metallic products;
e) Textiles/Wearing apparels;
f) Tobacco products;
g) Paper and Paper products;
h) Rubber and Plastic products;
i) Coke and Refined Petroleum products;
j) Other non-metallic mineral products;
k) Computer, Electronic and Optical Products;
l) Electrical Equipment;
m) Machinery and Equipment;
n) Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-Trailers; and
o) Other Transport Equipment;

2. Mining and Quarrying (Export -Oriented and Domestic);
3. Electronic commerce companies;
4. Postal, courier and delivery services for articles or products other than food, medicine, or other essential goods, including clothing, accessories, hardware, house wares, school and office supplies, as well as pet food and other veterinary products;
5. Real estate activities (including parking space leasing companies)
6. Housing service activities, such as but not limited to plumbing, roofing, and electrical works;
7. Office Administrative and Office Support (Note: 50-100% allowed workforce for photocopying, billing, and record keeping services);
8. Veterinary Activities;
9. Security and Investigation Activities; and
10. Funeral and embalming services;

Section 8. Business Activities/Establishments/Sectors under CATEGORY III with One Hundred percent (100%) Full Operational Capacity:

1. Banks, money transfer services, pawnshops, microfinance institutions, and credit cooperatives;
2. Capital markets (e.g., BSP, SEC, PDEC, PDTC, etc.);
3. Other financial services. (e.g., money exchange, insurance, reinsurance, lending companies, and non-compulsory pension funding
4. Legal and accounting
5. Management Consultancy Activities
6. Architecture and Engineering Activities; technical testing and analysis
7. Scientific and research Development
8. Advertising and Market Research
9. Computer programming and Information Service Activities
10. Publishing and printing services
11. Film, music and TV production
12. Rental and Leasing Activities, other than real estate, e.g., vehicle rental, equipment rental for permitted sectors);
13. Employment Activities that involve recruitment and placement for permitted sectors;
14. Recruitment and placement agencies for overseas employment
15. Other services such as photography; fashion, industrial, graphic and interior design
16. Wholesale and retail trade of motor vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles, including their parts and components
17. Repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles
18. Malls and commercial centers (non-leisure only), subject to guidelines issued by DTI
19. Non-leisure whole sale and retail establishment (Mall-based or otherwise) such as:
a. Mall-based government frontline services;
b. Hardware store;
c. Clothing and accessories;
d. Bookstores and school and office supplies stores;
e. Baby or infant care supplies stores;
f. Pet shops, pet food and pet care supplies;
g. IT, communications, and electronic equipment;
h. Flower, jewelry, novelty, antique, perfume shops;
i. Toy store (playgrounds and amusement area closed);
j. Music stores;
k. Art galleries (selling only); and
l. Firearms and ammunition trading establishment

20. All other public and private construction projects, subject to strict compliance to the issued construction safety guidelines for the implementation of infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic by the DPWH

Section 9. Business Activities/Establishments/Sectors under CATEGORY III allowed to strictly operate at a maximum of seventy-five (75%) operational capacity namely:

1. Barbershops and Salons (all services allowed subject to strict physical distancing and minimum health protocol). Full Body massage is strictly prohibited.

Section 10. Business Activities/Establishments/Sectors allowed to operate under certain Category and Operational Capacity, stated as follows:

Under CATEGORY II. – Office Administrative and Office Support (such as photocopying, billing, and record keeping services (fifty to one hundred percent (50-100%) operational Capacity);

Under CATEGORY III – Dining/Restaurants, subject to the guidelines issued by the DTI (fifty percent (50%) & Higher Operational Capacity for Dine-In services)

Section 11. Business Activities/Establishments/Sectors under CATEGORY III allowed at thirty percent (30%) operational capacity namely:
1. All other establishments offering personal care (except full body massage) and aesthetic procedures and services;
2. Testing and tutorial centers (maximum of 10 participants inside the venue, subject to compliance with social distancing protocols);
3. Review centers (only for health-related professions, example: physicians);
4. Internet cafes (only for work or educational purposes);
5. Drive-in cinemas;
6. Pet grooming services;
7. Gyms/Fitness and Sports Facilities (limited to individual workouts only. Group workout sessions composed of two (2) or more persons (e.g. Zumba, yoga, Pilates, etc.) shall be strictly prohibited; and
8. Sport Facilities: limited to non-contact sports and other forms of exercise such as walking, jogging, running, biking, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, equestrian, range shooting, and skateboarding; outdoor setting only; restaurants and cafes therein allowed 30% venue capacity only with maximum operating hours up to 11 pm.

Section 12. Business Activities/Establishments/Sectors under CATEGORY II allowed to operate under a SKELETON workforce:

1. Hotel and other accommodation establishments – Only for the following: Guest that may be allowed: (a) guests with long-term bookings and existing booking accommodations as of 01 May 2020; (b) guests who have existing long-term bookings; (c) distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and stranded Filipinos or foreign nationals; (d) repatriated OFWs in compliance with approved quarantine protocols; (e) non-OFWs who may be required to undergo mandatory facility-based quarantine; and (f) health care workers and other employees from exempted establishments ;

Accreditation requirement: accommodation establishments may operate only upon the issuance of a Certificate of Authority to operate by the DOT;

Service allowed: Hotel operations shall be limited to provision of basic accommodation services; ancillary establishments within the premises such as restaurants, cafes, bars, gyms, spas, and the like shall not be allowed to operate or to provide room service; provided finally that accommodation establishments may prepare: (a) packed meals for distribution to guests; and (b) food orders for take-out and delivery;

Ancillary Establishments: Bars, Gyms, Spas, and the like shall not be allowed to operate or to provide room service, restaurants and cafes allowed to operate at thirty percent (30%) venue capacity;

2. Travel agencies, tour operations, reservation service and related activities (Skeleton Workforce primarily to do administrative works such as the processing of refunds and payments of suppliers)

Section 13. The Business Activities/Establishments/Sectors under CATEGORY IV are NOT allowed to operate, namely:

1. Language, driving, dance/acting/voice schools, etc.);
2. Entertainment industries (e.g., traditional cinemas, theaters, etc.);
3. Libraries, archives, museums and cultural centers;
4. Tourist destinations (e.g., water parks, beaches, resorts);
5. Full Body Massage;
6. Tattoo & Body piercing
7. Live Events (subject to DOT Guidelines on Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions & Business Events (MICE Events);
8. Holding of Traditional Cockfighting & Operation of Cockpits.
9. Beerhouses & similar establishments whose primary business is serving of alcoholic drinks,
10. Kid amusement industries (e.g. playrooms, rides, etc.)

a.) Inbound Travelers (Resident/s going home to Iligan City) shall be required to present the following mandatory requirements, to wit:

1. Latest RT-PCR (must be a Negative Result and valid for at Least 3 Days) to be qualified for a Home Quarantine;
2. Travel Authority; and,
3. Certificate of Confirmation (certifying that they are Bonafide Resident/s of the receiving Barangay);

b.) Transient Delivery Truck Drivers travelling to Iligan City for Commercial/Trade purposes shall present:

1. Valid Medical Clearance issued by a Government Physician in the place of origin.


1. NON-RESIDENTS within the region entering the City for purposes of procuring essential goods and accessing basic and services shall be required to present Valid identification card, Medical Health clearance issued by the Authorized Government Medical Physician;

2. NON-RESIDENTS from other region with similar purpose shall be required to present Medical Health Clearance and Travel Authority issued by the government authority from the place of origin.

In meeting the preceding purpose of procuring essential goods and services, they shall be scheduled thrice (3) a week, which shall be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The allowable period to stay is valid for One (1) day, unless entry is related to emergency cases in which case, a Valid Referral from a Recognized Physician Shall be presented.

Section 16. RESIDENTS LEAVING AND RETURNING TO ILIGAN. Residents of Iligan who leave the City shall be allowed to travel for One (1) day. An Authorized Person Outside Residence (APOR) who has an Official or indispensable travel shall present approved Official Business/Travel. Upon return beyond the one (1) day validity, they shall secure Medical Certificate issued by the authorized Government Physician from the place/point of departure.

Section 17. MANDATORY QUARANTINE PASS. Home Quarantine Pass (HQP) shall be used when leaving the place of residence to buy food, medicines, or other essential goods and avail of essential services such as going to hospital, paying bills, other similar activities. Only one household member or his/her alternate household named in the Quarantine Pass shall be allowed to use. Alternate household member named in the HQP who accompanied the Household Member may be allowed, provided, he or she does not belong to the restricted vulnerable persons and those with high health risks as stated hereof.


The following persons are restricted on their movement:
1) Person below eighteen (18) years old;
2) Person sixty-five (65) years old and above;
3) Those with immunodeficiency, comorbidity, or other health risks, and,
4) Pregnant women.

They shall be required to remain in their residences at all times, except when there are no other persons living with the aforementioned persons and/or an immediate necessity of procuring essential goods and availing of services have to be met. Whenever there is emergency requiring immediate medical attention, wherein other members of the family must accompany, the presentation of Quarantine Pass may be waived after careful assessment of the urgency.

Section 19. ILIGAN CITY RESIDENTS DEEMED AS AUTHORIZED PERSON OUTSIDE RESIDENCE (APOR). APOR serving as front liner/s within the City is exempted from the Home Quarantine Pass Requirement. In lieu thereof, a Valid Identification Card or proof of employment shall be presented.

Workers/Employees of neighboring LGU’s are deemed APOR, only for the purpose of reporting to their respective workplace, as such, travel shall be limited to one (1) day only, unless a different work schedule or duty shift is adopted as certified by their Employers/Establishments.

Section 20. MASS GATHERINGS PROHIBITED – It is reiterated in the order that mass gatherings, such as but not limited to, movie screenings, concerts, sporting events, and other entertainment activities, community assemblies, and non-essential work gatherings shall be prohibited. However, gatherings that are essential for the provision of government services or authorized humanitarian activities while adhering to the prescribed minimum public health standard shall be allowed. Religious gatherings shall be limited to fifty percent (50%) venue capacity, until otherwise modified through subsequent issuances of the NIATF.

Section 21. REGULATION ON CONDUCT OF SCHOOL-RELATED INSTRUCTION/ACTIVITIES. Pursuant to Section 4 (11) of the Omnibus Guidelines for Areas under General Community Quarantine, as amended, the Face-to Face or In-person classes shall be suspended. Hence, the adoption of various learning delivery options that are amenable and appropriate covering the Basic Education, Technical/Vocational Education and Training, and Education in the Higher Institutions are preferred giving utmost care and attention to public health, safety, and welfare of the learners, students, and teachers who may be at risk of infection when learning is physically carried out.


1. Outdoor Non-contact sport and other forms of exercise such as but not limited to walking, jogging, running, biking, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, equestrian, range shooting, and skateboarding are allowed. Provided, that the minimum public health standards such as the wearing of face masks and the maintenance of social distancing protocols, and no sharing of equipment where applicable, are observed.

Provided, further that operations of the relevant clubhouses or similar establishments, if any, shall be limited to basic operations and restaurants and cafes therein are hereby allowed to operate at thirty percent (30%) venue capacity provided that it allows for social distancing protocols and that such establishments are compliant with the proper protocols prescribed by the DTI.

2. Group workout composed of two (2) or more persons (e.g. Zumba, etc.) shall be strictly prohibited.

Section 23. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION – Public Transportation on road, maritime, and aviation sectors shall operate at a reduced operational capacity (check on percentage) in accordance with the guidelines issued by the DOTr. Provided, that in all public transports, a strict one (1) meter distance between passengers shall be observed. The minimum public health standards shall be required to comply, such as, wearing of facemask, face shield, and hand sanitation when in contact with frequently touched surfaces.

All passengers of Land Public Transportation shall be required to register in the Passenger Manifest which shall be submitted by the duly authorized representative of the Land Transport/Bus company to the Control Checkpoints of the City on a per trip basis.

Section 24. REGULATION ON CONSUMPTION OF LIQOUR IN PUBLIC. Consumption/Drinking of liquors or any intoxicating product are prohibited in Public places in Iligan City. For purposes of this provision, Public Places shall include business establishments such as, Restaurants, Bars, Videoke, Eatery, and other similar businesses.

Section 25. CURFEW HOURS – The curfew hours in Iligan City shall be from 11:00 PM TO 5:00 AM. Exempted are the workers/nightshift workers employed in government or private offices discharging indispensable services related to security, health, water, energy, social services, sanitation, environment and disaster, government engaged in food delivery services, hospitals, medical laboratories, pharmacies, drugstores, other health services/personnel, doctor’s and dentist’s clinics, gas stations, and mass media outlets;

Section 26. PROHIBITION ON CUSTOMARY WAKE ON COVID-19 REMAINS. The holding of customary wake/vigil shall not be allowed if the deceased passed away due to confirmed COVID-19 case, as the remains shall be buried within twelve (12) hours per existing guidelines of the Department of Health (DOH). This prohibition also applies whenever the deceased was a COVID-19 suspect who had been swabbed (through RT-PCR) even if the result is pending release.

1. If the wake is at the house of the bereaved family, the capacity of persons attending/mourning shall be limited to the immediate family.

2. If the wake is at the funeral parlor, the capacity shall be limited to fifty percent (50%) of the venue.

Section 28. BARANGAYS, PUROKS, SITIOS, ZONES, STREETS UNDER EXTREMELY RESTRICTED PERIMETER CONTROL/CRITICAL AREAS/GRANULAR LOCKDOWN- Whenever there is a confirmed COVID-19 case present in a particular area which may pose risk of infection to surrounding communities, the area shall be contained or shall be placed under localized enhanced community quarantine, provided concurrence by the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) is obtained. The following surveillance-specific activities shall be conducted during focused containment or granular lockdown:

1. Contact Tracing and Quarantine of Close Contacts;
2. Active Case Finding;
3. Syndrome Surveillance;
4. Systematic sampling and testing in the Containment Zone;
5. Risk Communication and Communication Engagement Activities;
6. Implementation of the program of activities for localized lockdown based on the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Approach including case investigation, contact tracing, quarantine, and managing of cases and re-integration activities.

Section 29. ROLE OF THE BARANGAYS – All Barangays in Iligan City are required to establish or maintain existing Barangay Control Points for purposes of carrying-out relevant laws, rules and regulations pertinent to COVID-19 pandemic, provided that no roads/streets shall be closed. They shall also establish Barangay Isolation Units (BIU), the minimum bed capacity of which shall not be less than ten (10) bed capacity. In addition, the Barangays shall confirm the return of their respective Returning Residents and Returning Filipinos through the issuance of Certificate of Confirmation that they are bonafide residents.

Section 30. ENFORCEMENT COVID-19 RELATED LAWS, ORDINANCES, OTHER REGULATIONS – Enforcement of COVID-19 Related Laws, Ordinances, and other related regulations shall be implemented on ground by Deputized Personnel such as: Barangay Officials, BPAT/Barangay Tanods, Civil Security Unit, Market Police, Anti-Littering Task Force (ALTF), Iligan City Traffic and Parking Management Office, Local School Board-Watchman, Joint Task Force Kamagong, Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, Army Reservist, and CMO-Multi-Task Force.

Section 31. REPEALING CLAUSE. All previous executive orders found to be inconsistent with this order is hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

Section 32. EFFECTIVITY. This Order shall take effect on November 1, 2020 until November 30, 2020.

Done this 30th day of October 2020 in Iligan City, Philippines.