The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Zambalesheaded by Provincial Director Armi V. Bactadcommences on the general orientation of 105 qualified contact tracers (CTs) on October 3, 2020 via zoom video conferencing application.

PD Bactad officially welcomed the first batch of qualified contact tracers as part of DILG Zambales team.

"As member of the DILG Zambales team, we expect everyone to be very courteous sa pakikipag-usap sa inyong mga kasamahan, supervisors, and of course, sa mga local government units (LGUs) na kung saan kayo maaasign,”  PD Bactad stressed.

The applicants were screened and assessed during the face-to-face interview conducted by the Provincial Human Resource Merit Selection and Promotion Board (HRMSPB) last September 22-25, 2020 at DILG Zambales Provincial Office.

Human Resource Officer/ ADA IV Denver S. Yumul presented the administrative and financial requirements. He also explained the contact tracer's specific functions and duties. Moreover, Cluster Team Leader/LGOO VII Judith B. Romero discussed the Republic Act No. 6713the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for public officials and employees.


The qualified applicants shall augment the current contact tracing teams (CTTs) in the LGUs and are expected to effectively and efficiently contribute to cut the transmission and eventually, defeat COVID-19.