Narra, Palawan– Mayor Gerandy Danao on Wednesday ordered the postponement of all events being organized in the municipality, including a forthcoming town fiesta, that requires the gathering of persons in one place. The measure was as a preventive measure in combating the spreading COVID-19 virus.

Memorandum Order no.089 series of 2020 issued March 11,2020 and pursuant to the DILG advisory of March 10, was addressed to Narra Del Sur, Narra del Norte, Punong Barangay, Palawan State University, Day Care Centers, Javier College, Narra High School and all event coordinators in town.

“May kaugnayan ito sa mitigating and advanced measures ng Narra para sa corona virus disease 19 (COVID-19) kaya agad naglabas si Mayor Danao ng postponement sa lahat ng activities sa Narra,” Lemuel A.Mante,Executive Assistant I of Mayor Danao, told Palawan News.

He said that also affected by the order were the LGU’s planned activities including the town fiesta, a parade and a motocross event.

“isa sa apektado itong fiesta ng Narra. Yung mga organized LGU activities natin ay kanselado na kagaya ng parada, motocross at yung mga school night events natin included PSU and Narra High School,”

Narra was supposed to hold its town fiesta celebrations from March 10 to 19. Part of the cancelled activities was a Motocross on March 14, the Narra Pilot Coronation Night on March 16, the Civic Float Parade on March 17 and the Litsunan sa Nayon on March 18.

It clarified however that the Novena Mass and Mass Gatherings of Narra Catholic Church may still be held.

“Sana maintindihan ito ng taga Narra lalo na gusto naman ni Mayor Danao na mapasaya ang town fiesta natin pero kailangang sundin ang mga ipinapatupad na protocols sa COVID -19,” Mante said.


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