The National Capital Region (NCR) and neighboring provinces of Region 4A—Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, and Rizal—are still under Alert Level 1 despite the increasing coronavirus cases and positivity rate, Malacañang announced on Tuesday, June 28.
Outgoing Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said this classification will be effective from July 1 to 15, 2022.
The Department of Health (DOH) recorded a 53 percent increase of new Covid-19 cases in its weekly bulletin on Monday, June 27.
The record showed 4,634 new cases reported from June 20 to 26. This translates to an average of around 662 new cases a day.
Aside from NCR, 85 of 121 provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs) and independent component cities (ICCs) and 166 of 744 component cities and municipalities will remain under Alert Level 1 during the same period.
In a statement, Andanar released the July 1-15 alert level classification in the country, using the new matrices for the alert level system, as approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).
The following provinces, HUCs, and ICCs, shall be placed under Alert Level 1 from July 1 to 15:
NCR: Caloocan City, City of Malabon, City of Navotas, City of Valenzuela, Pateros, City of Pasig, City of Marikina, Taguig City, Quezon City, City of Manila, City of Makati, City of Mandaluyong, City of San Juan, City of Muntinlupa, City of Parañaque, City of Las Piñas, and Pasay City
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): Abra, Apayao, Baguio City, Kalinga, and Mountain Province
Region I: Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan
Region II: Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino
Region III: Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales
Region IV-A: Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, and Rizal
Region IV-B: Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City, and Romblon
Region V: Albay, Catanduanes, Naga City, and Sorsogon
Region VI: Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province, and Iloilo City
Region VII: Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City (Opon), Mandaue City, and Siquijor
Region VIII: Biliran, Eastern Samar, Ormoc City, Southern Leyte, and Tacloban City
Region IX: Zamboanga City
Region X: Bukidnon, Cagayan De Oro City, Camiguin, Iligan City, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental
Region XI: Davao City and Davao Oriental
Region XII: South Cotabato
CARAGA: Butuan City, Surigao Del Sur, Agusan Del Norte, and Agusan Del Sur
Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM): Cotabato City
The following component cities and municipalities will also be placed under Alert Level 1 effective July 1 to 15, 2022:
CAR: Benguet - Buguias and Tublay
Ifugao - Kiangan, Lagawe (Capital), and Lamut
Region IV-A: Quezon - Atimonan, Candelaria, City of Tayabas, Dolores, Lucban, Mauban, Pagbilao, Plaridel, Polillo, Quezon, Sampaloc, San Antonio, Tiaong, and Unisan
Region IV-B: Occidental Mindoro - Calintaan, Looc, Lubang, and Rizal
Palawan - Cagayancillo and Culion
Region V: Camarines Norte - Basud, Capalonga, Daet (Capital), San Vicente, and Talisay
Camarines Sur - Bombon, Cabusao, Camaligan, Caramoan, Goa, Iriga City, Pamplona, Pili (Capital), Presentacion (Parubcan), San Fernando, San Jose, and Tigaon
Masbate - Balud, City of Masbate (Capital), and Mandaon
Region VI: Antique - Anini-Y, San Jose (Capital), Sebaste, and Tobias Fornier (Dao)
Negros Occidental - Cadiz City, Candoni, City of Talisay, City of Victorias, Enrique B., Magalona (Saravia), La Carlota City, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Sagay City, San Enrique, and Valladolid
Region VII: Bohol - Batuan, Calape, Corella, Dimiao, Duero, Garcia Hernandez, Jagna, Lila, Loay, Loboc, Maribojoc, San Isidro, San Miguel, Sevilla, Sikatuna, and Tagbilaran City (Capital)
Cebu - Alcoy, Borbon, City of Talisay, Oslob, Pilar, Santander, and Tudela
Negros Oriental - Amlan (Ayuquitan), Bacong, Dauin, Dumaguete City (Capital), Valencia (Luzurriaga), and Zamboanguita
Region VIII: Leyte - Albuera, City of Baybay, Dulag, Javier (Bugho), La Paz, Matag-Ob, Matalom, Palo, Tunga, and Villaba
Northern Samar - Allen, Capul, Lapinig, Lavezares, San Antonio, San Jose, and Victoria
Samar (Western Samar) - Marabut, Pagsanghan, Paranas (Wright), Tarangnan, and Zumarraga
Region IX: Zamboanga Del Norte - Dapitan City, Dipolog City (Capital), Jose Dalman (Ponot), Labason, Manukan, Piñan (New Piñan), Polanco, Rizal, and Salug Zamboanga Del Sur - Kumalarang, Labangan, Lapuyan, Mahayag, Molave, and Ramon Magsaysay (Liargo)
Zamboanga Sibugay - Alicia, Buug, Diplahan, Ipil (Capital), Siay, and Tungawan
Region X: Lanao Del Norte - Bacolod, Baroy, Kauswagan, Lala, Linamon, and Tubod (Capital)
Region XI: Davao De Oro - Mawab, Montevista, Nabunturan (Capital), and New Bataan
Davao Del Sur - Padada
Region XII: Cotabato (North Cotabato) - Antipas, Arakan, City of Kidapawan (Capital), and President Roxas
Sultan Kudarat - City of Tacurong, Kalamansig, and Lebak
CARAGA: Dinagat Islands - Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo (Albor), Loreto, and Tubajon
Surigao Del Norte - Claver, Dapa, General Luna, Mainit, and Tagana-An
BARMM: Lanao Del Sur - Bumbaran, Ditsaan-Ramain, and Wao
Maguindanao - South Upi and Upi
Tawi-Tawi - Turtle Islands
Alert Level 2
Meanwhile, the following provinces, HUCs, and ICCs shall be placed under Alert Level 2 from July 1 to July 15, 2022:
Cordillera Administrative Region: Benguet and Ifugao
Region IV-A: Quezon Province
Region IV-B: Occidental Mindoro and Palawan
Region V: Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Masbate
Region VI: Antique and Negros Occidental
Region VII: Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental
Region VIII: Leyte, Northern Samar, and Samar (Western Samar)
Region IX: City of Isabela, Zamboanga Del Norte, Zamboanga Del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay
Region X: Lanao Del Norte
Region XI: Davao De Oro, Davao Del Norte, Davao Del Sur, and Davao Occidental
Region XII: Cotabato (North Cotabato), General Santos City (Dadiangas), Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat
CARAGA: Dinagat Islands and Surigao Del Norte
BARMM: Basilan, Lanao Del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi
The new matrix will remove the two-week growth rate in determining case risk classification.
Instead, “case risk classification shall be based on average daily attack rates and its current thresholds,” the statement said.
The main metric for health system capacity will remain as the total beds utilization rate and its current thresholds.
“Assignment of Alert Level shall be based on the revised cross tabulation of total beds utilization rate and average daily attack rate,” it read.