MUNTI CITY HALL TO OPERATE IN SKELETAL STAFFING, ALLOWS WORK-FROM-HOME AMID COVID-19 FEARS

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi leads Local Disaster Risk Response and Management Council meeting on Friday to discuss the city action plan following the declaration of Code Red Sub-Level 2 and “community quarantine” in Metro Manila.


As a precautionary measure against the spread of the novel corona virus 2019 (COVID-19), the local government of Muntinlupa will adopt a skeletal staffing to minimize person-to-person contact and is set to create guidelines for work-from-home arrangements for qualified personnel.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi called for an emergency meeting with members of the Local Disaster Risk Response and Management Council on Friday to discuss the city action plan following the declaration of Code Red Sub-Level 2 and “community quarantine” in Metro Manila.

Fresnedi said the local government is taking significant precautions, including the implementation of skeletal staffing, as the situation on COVID-19 continues to evolve.

“To enable greater social distancing and lessen the impacts on public transportation, we are to implement a skeletal workforce and recommend that all of our employees who are able to work from home do so. We are yet to finalize the guidelines for this shift in our operations,” the local exec said.

The Department of Health recently urged the public to practice social distancing and avoid public places as cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines continue to rise.

Muntinlupa City Hall will also implement stricter measures for clients transacting in local offices.

Public Information Officer Tez Navarro said that health personnel are deployed in entrance halls of the government compound to check the temperature of visitors entering the premises. She said visitors with high body temperature will be barred to enter the City Hall.

Navarro added that a queueing system shall be installed in offices accommodating large number of clients to regulate foot traffic.

“We will be regulating the number of people coming in to follow the Department of Health’s advisory on social distancing. For offices such as Business Permits and Licensing Office, Treasurer’s Office, Assessor’s Office, and the like, clients will be given queuing numbers and will take turns in entering,” Navarro noted.

Muntinlupa City residents are encouraged to fulfill transactions on business registration and payment of real property taxes online via the local government’s official website https://www.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi announced the cancellation of the local government’s flag raising ceremony on Monday following the Inter-Agency Task Force’s (IATF) recommendation to prohibit mass gathering.

*Source: Public Information Office