News Release

Designations of PH Anti COVID 19 czars approved


The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) yesterday, July 14, recognized and adopted the designations of the individual components of the national strategy against COVID-19.

Deputy Chief Implementer Secretary Vivencio Dizon is in charge of testing; Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong for tracing; Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar for isolation; and Health Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega for treatment.

All four shall be under National Task Force for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr.

Also approved during the 55th IATF meeting is strategic communications roadmap of the NTF Task Group on Strategic Communications presented by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. ###