LIST: Lawmakers, gov't officials on self-quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 12) — Several lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries, top government and local officials announced on Thursday they are undergoing self-quarantine after exposure to patients who contracted coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

In the Senate, a resource person who attended a hearing of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture on March 5 tested positive for COVID-19. This prompted Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Nancy Binay to undergo a 14-day quarantine. Senate premises will also close down for disinfection.

After this news, several Cabinet members also said they will go on self isolation after being exposed to patients with the highly-infectious disease.

The following public officials are undergoing a two-week self-quarantine:


-Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea

-Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez

-Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

-Transportation Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope Libiran

-DPWH Secretary Mark Villar

-BCDA President Vince Dizon

-Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Gov. Ben Diokno

-Build, Build, Build Chair Anna Mae Lamentillo

-Education Secretary Leonor Briones and other Education officials, personnel

-Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia


-Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

-Senator Nancy Binay

-Senator Ping Lacson

-Senator Sonny Angara, starting March 13

-Senator Imee Marcos

-Senator Francis Tolentino

-Senator Migz Zubiri

-Senator Bong Revilla

-Senator Kiko Pangilinan

-Senator Franklin Drilon

-Senator Lito Lapid

-Senator Ralph Recto

-Navotas City Rep. John Rey Tiangco

-Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab

-Iloilo Rep. Jam Baronda

-Valenzuela City Rep. Eric Martinez

Local executives

-Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno

-Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte

-Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco

-Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan

-Malabon City Mayor Antolin Oreta III

-Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian

Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte will undergo testing for the viral disease.

The country now has 49 confirmed persons with the novel coronavirus disease, including two deaths. A 67-year-old Filipino woman died Wednesday due to COVID-19, and is the first Filipino national to die of the viral disease.