The local government of Naval town in Biliran has ordered the closure of all tourist destinations in the municipality on Saturday, June 12, 2021, Independence Day, still due to the threat of COVID-19.
Such an order is contained in Executive Order No. 017 signed by Mayor Gerard Roger Espina on Friday.
“Whereas due to the imminent threat of COVID-19 infections in the Province of Biliran and by prudence, a closure of tourist destinations and resorts must be resorted to curb the spread of infections,” the EO said.
Earlier, the mayor asked its residents to avoid social gatherings such as family outings especially since Bileco Biliran announced a 12-hour brownout on Saturday.
“Alam natin na masarap magfamily outing sa panahon na ito dahil mainit sa bahay. Nakikiusap lang po ako na iwas po muna tayo sa social gatherings sa araw na ito tulad ng paglabas ng bahay para gumimik o mag-outing para makapagpahinga naman po ang mga contact tracers, responders, BHERTs natin,” Espina said on his Facebook page.
Espina added that this may add to the increase in cases in Region 8.
Over 55,000 jobs offered at Independence Day job fair
More than 55,000 job vacancies will be offered at the online job fair organized by the Department of Labor and Employment for Independence Day on Saturday.
Of that number, there are more than 30,000 local vacancies or local jobs, of which primary needs are customer service representatives, production operators or factory workers, security guards, caption writers, and live note-takers, and collections specialists.
There are more than 20,000 job vacancies abroad, mostly nurses, radiographers and physiotherapists, cleaners, carpenters, masons, and mechanics.
The National Capital Region still has the most job vacancies, at 23,243, but DOLE believes the opportunities will be equal even in other regions because so many jobs are online now.
Job fair participants can register on the designated DOLE website per region.
The information can also be found on the DOLE and Bureau of Local Employment websites.