The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today urged residents of the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal to defer non-essential travel to the rest of the country and even within the bubble area to contain the surge of COVID cases in the country.

To enhance operational readiness in responding to disasters even amidst a pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges all barangays to use the Geohazard Threat Advisories issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) as bases in formulating and updating their contingency plans.