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RTF COVID-19 puts up one-stop-shop assistance center

Philippine Information Agency
31 May 2020, 09:38 GMT+10

ILOILO CITY, May 31 (PIA) - The Regional Task Force COVID-19 has established a Bayanihan One-Stop-Shop for the management of the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic at SM City Iloilo here.

Office of Civil Defense Director Jose Roberto Nunez, head of the task force, said the one-stop-shop offers assistance services such as the swift processing of Travel Authority and queries and requirements of various programs of the government amid the present health emergency.

The assistance center started its operation on May 29 and will do so until such time that the response management is stabilized, according to Nunez. It is open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.

Its establishment is in partnership with the members of the Western Visayas Regional Inter-Agency Task Force and RTF.

So far, the initial list provided by OCD Information Officer Cindy Darling Ferrer of government agencies that were the first to respond to the RTF's call to join the one-stop-shop includes aside from OCD, the Philippine Air Force-TOG6, Philippine Army, Philippine Coast Guard, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Land Transportation Office, and Department of Labor and Employment.

At the national level, an Incident Command System has been established for on-scene response mechanism to manage any hazards and other consequences in view of the COVID-19 health emergency. It is overseen by an Incident Management Team. (OCD/PIA-6)

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