LIST: PH officials in quarantine, affected by coronavirus

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LIST: PH officials in quarantine, affected by coronavirus
(19th UPDATE) They say they were exposed to possibly infected persons or their travels to places with known cases of transmission. We also track their test results.

MANILA, Philippines (19th UPDATE) – It started in the evening of Wednesday, March 11, with the announcement of two senators – Sherwin Gatchalian and Nancy Binay – that they would self-quarantine after learning that a hearing they recently attended at the chamber had a resource person who had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronairus. 

Before the night was over, several other government officials announced they, too, would be placing themselves under quarantine. They cited instances they were exposed to possibly infected person or their travels to places with known cases of transmission. 

To cap the night, Malacañang announced that even President Rodrigo Duterte would get tested. And the Philippine Senate would be on lockdown.

Considering the number of people government officials interact with in the course of their duties, we can expect more to come forward to announce going into quarantine. We will update this list as more information come in. 

TEST RESULTS

The President and Cabinet members

  • President Rodrigo Duterte – tested negative on March 13
  • Interior Secretary Eduardo Año – tested positive on March 31
  • Education Secretary Leonor Briones – first tested negative on March 16, then positive on April 8, then reported testing negative again on April 13
  • Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III – tested negative on March 15
  • Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade – tested negative on March 15
  • Public Works Secretary Mark Villar – tested negative on March 15
  • Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea – tested negative on March 15
  • Health Secretary Francisco Duque III – tested negative on March 21
  • Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana – tested negative on March 31

Lawmakers

  • Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri – tested positive on March 16, but has recovered on April 12
  • Senator Koko Pimentel – tested positive on March 25
  • Senator Sonny Angara – tested positive on March 26, recovered on April 6, but tested positive again
  • Bulacan 4th District Representative Henry Villarica – tested positive on March 26
  • A member of Senator Pia Cayetano’s staff – tested positive on March 26
  • A consultant of Senator Pia Cayetano – tested positive on March 27
  • A member of Senator Bong Revilla’s staff – tested positive on March 27
  • Senator Bong Go – tested negative on March 13
  • Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and staff – the senator tested negative on March 17
  • Senator Nancy Binay and staff – the senator tested negative on March 17
  • ACT-CIS party list Representative Eric Yap – initially reported positive on March 25, but the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine admitted clerical oversight and said he was negative on March 27
  • Manila Teachers party list Representative Virgilio Lacson – tested negative on March 26
  • A member of Senator Risa Hontiveros’ staff – tested positive on April 30

Military officials

  • Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Felimon Santos Jr – tested positive on March 27, but has recovered on April 5
  • Philippine Navy flag officer-in-command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo – tested negative on March 26

Other gov’t officials

  • Metropolitan Manila Development Authority General Manager Jojo Garcia – tested positive on March 28

Local officials

  • Rizal Governor Rebecca Ynares – tested positive on March 25
  • Baliuag, Bulacan Mayor Ferdie Estrella – tested positive on March 17
  • Caba, La Union Mayor Philip Crispino and Councilor Donna Crispino – both tested positive on March 20
  • Naic, Cavite Mayor Junio Dualan – tested positive on March 24
  • Taytay, Rizal Mayor Joric Gacula – tested positive on March 29
  • Bayambang, Pangasinan Mayor Cezar Quiambao – tested positive on April 1
  • Piat, Cagayan Mayor Carmelo Villacete – tested positive on April 2

Judiciary officials

  • A member of Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Lazaro Javier’s staff – tested positive on March 26

FINISHED SELF-QUARANTINE

(as computed from start date)

Cabinet members

  • Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III – as reported on March 11
  • Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade – as reported on March 11
    • DoTR Assistant Secretary Goddes Libiran – as reported on March 11
  • Public Works Secretary Mark Villar – started March 12
  • Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea – started March 12
  • Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado – started March 12
  • Health Secretary Francisco Duque III – started March 18
  • Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra – started March 24
  • Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles – started March 26
  • Interior Secretary Eduardo Año – started March 26
  • Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana – started March 27
  • Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat – started March 27

Lawmakers

  • Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto – started March 12
  • Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri – started March 12
  • Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon – started March 12
  • Senator Sonny Angara – started March 13
  • Senator Nancy Binay and staff – started March 12
  • Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and staff – started March 12
  • Senator Panfilo Lacson – started March 12
  • Senator Lito Lapid – started March 12
  • Senator Imee Marcos – started March 12
  • Senator Francis Pangilinan – started March 10
  • Senator Bong Revilla – started March 12
  • Senator Francis Tolentino – started March 12
  • Senator Koko Pimentel – started March 14
  • Senator Manny Pacquiao – started March 23
  • Senator Bong Go – started March 26
  • Senator Ronald dela Rosa – reported March 29, but start date not clear
  • Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano – started March 26
  • Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda – started March 11
  • Cavite 4th District Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr – started March 11
  • Iloilo City Representative Julienne Baronda – started March 12
  • Valenzuela City 2nd District Representative Eric Martinez – started March 12
  • Navotas City Representative John Reynald Tiangco – started March 12
  • Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab – started March 12
  • House Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez – started March 26
  • House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr – started March 26
  • Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu – started March 26
  • Deputy Speaker Roberto Puno – started March 26
  • Deputy Speaker Aurelio Gonzalez Jr – started March 26
  • Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr – started March 26
  • Cavite 1st District Representative Francis Gerald Abaya – started March 26
  • Isabela 1st District Representative Antonio Albano – started March 26
  • Pampanga 2nd District Representative Mikey Arroyo – started March 26
  • Quezon City 2nd District Representative Precious Castelo – started March 26
  • ACT Teachers Representative France Castro – started March 26
  • Anakalusugan party list Representative Michael Defensor – started March 26
  • Iloilo 1st District Representative Janette Garin – started March 26
  • Zamboanga del Norte 1st District Representative Romeo Jalosjos Jr – started March 26
  • Manila 1st District Representative Manuel Luis Lopez – started March 26
  • Zamboanga Sibugay 1st District Representative Wilter Palma II – started March 26
  • Quezon City 4th District Representative Jesus Suntay – started March 26
  • Bulacan 1st District Representative Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado – started March 26
  • Cavite 8th District Representative Abraham Tolentino – started March 26

Military officials

  • Philippine Navy flag officer-in-command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo – started March 16
  • Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Felimon Santos Jr – started March 23
  • Philippine Air Force chief Lieutenant General Allen Paredes – started March 24
  • Defense Undersecretary and Office of Civil Defense Administrator Ricardo Jalad – as reported on March 27
  • Philippine Army chief Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay – started March 27

Local officials

  • Caba, La Union Mayor Philip Crispino and Councilor Donna Crispino – started March 4
  • Manila Mayor Isko Moreno – started March 12
  • Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte – started March 12
  • Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco – started March 12
    • Navotas Vice Mayor Clint Geronimo – started March 12
  • San Remigio, Cebu Mayor Mariano Martinez – disclosed self-quarantine on March 13, but start date wasn’t clear
  • Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla – disclosed self-quarantine on March 18, but start date wasn’t clear
  • Naic, Cavite Mayor Junio Dualan – started March 17
  • Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte – disclosed self-quarantine on March 16, but start date wasn’t clear
  • 18 Bukidnon mayors and 35 Cebu mayors who attended a national assembly of mayors which Senator Zubiri and Mayor Estrella also attended – disclosed self-quarantine on March 19 and March 20, respectively, but start dates weren’t clear
  • Mandaluyong City Vice Mayor Anthony Suva and family – reported to be under self-quarantine on March 23, but start date wasn’t clear
  • San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora – started March 29

Constitutional commission officials

  • Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon – started March 14 – declared a patient under investigation (PUI) on March 26

GOCC officials

  • Presidential Adviser for Flagship Programs and Projects and Bases and Conversion Development Authority CEO Vivencio Dizon – started March 12 

Bangsamoro officials

  • Bangsamoro Interior Minister Naguib Sinarimbo – started March 12

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