Francis Zamora (born in San Juan on December 5, 1977) was the City Vice Mayor of San Juan, Metro Manila from 2010-2016 and was a City Councilor of the 2nd District from 2007-2010. He became a successful restaurant entrepreneur at the age of 23, a youth role model, athlete, brand ambassador and an advocate for sports and physical fitness programs being a former Team Captain of the De La Salle Green Archers during their back to back UAAP Championships in 1998 and 1999, and being a member of the back to back and 3-peat championship teams of Welcoat Paints in the PBL in 1999-2000. He served as the Presiding Officer of the San Juan City Council and the Vice Chairman of the the City Peace and Order Council, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, as well the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council, among others. He is the man behind many citywide programs for education, health, livelihood, peace and order, and security. As Vice Mayor, he was the Head of the legislative arm of the local government responsible for passing resolutions and ordinances for the welfare of the people of San Juan.
He graduated from De La Salle University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology in 1999. He also completed a program for Business Management and Entrepreneurship from New York University, New York, U.S.A. in 2003. He earned his Masters Degree for Public Administration from National College of Public Administration and Governance at the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2006. He then finished an Executive Education Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A. in 2015.
He was a consistent honor student in school and a natural leader, but with his energy and athletic ability, his first victories were in sports. In his last 2 years in college, he was the Team Captain of the De La Salle University Green Archers., which he helped lead to victory in the 1998 and 1999 UAAP seasons as back to back champions.
A heightened surveillance and police visibility was also prioritized by Francis Zamora as Vice Chairman of the City Peace and Order Council. Additional pro-batons, handcuffs, vests, boots, raincoats and handheld radios were distributed to the city’s security enforcers to ensure the safety of San Juan. His anti-drug campaign “Ako ay San Juaneño, Ayaw ko sa Droga” was widely successful in detering drug abuse among the youth of San Juan by engaging them into sports and physical activities and by encouraging them to live a healthy lifestyle. He started the San Juan Inter Elementary Basketball Tournament, and the San Juan Mini Olympics, annual sports events participated in by thousands of young people in San Juan.
On October 13, 2015, he filed his Certificate of Candidacy for the position of Mayor of the City of San Juan for the 2016 elections under the Nacionalista Party. On October 17, 2018, he filed his Certificate of Candidacy for the position of Mayor of the City of San Juan for the 2019 elections under PDP LABAN.
He was instrumental in the modernization of the City and Barangay Emergency Response Units as Vice Chairman of the City Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council. He upgraded many of the Cities and Barangay’s equipments such as rescue boats, vehicles and other communication devices, as well as providing the necessary training and seminars for emergency responders.
<p>MANILA - San Juan City has opened a new quarantine facility that can accommodate 52 patients, its mayor said Monday.</p><p><br></p><p>The series of container vans each have a room with airconditioning and wifi, said San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora.</p><p><br></p><p>"They don't have to worry about anything except to get well. They will have free meals, may (there are) doctors, nurses, meron ding (there's also) wifi and meron pa silang (they will receive) P3,000 financial assistance," he told ANC's Headstart.</p><p>"We don't want them to stay at home because the tendency is they will infect other members of their family." </p><p><br></p><p>The city is down to 668 active cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday from a peak of 1,226 last April 14, according to Zamora. </p>
<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">MANILA, Philippines — Nearly P92 million of the P98 million fund allocated for the financial aid for those affected by the recent lockdowns have been disbursed in San Juan City, Mayor Francis Zamora said Monday.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">“’Yung cash ayuda natin, the one that they called the ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) financial assistance, 98 million was allocated to San Juan and we have disbursed close to P92 million,” Zamora said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel’s Headstart.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">“Now the P6 million balance, this is because some did not claim their financial assistance—possibly they were locked down in the province or some other place or possibly they are positive or under quarantine,” he added.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Zamora said if those who have yet to claim will not be able to get their share, the funds will be reallocated and given to other recipients.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">“As per the DILG, we have to finish the entire amount. I believe in a few days matatapos ‘yan,” Zamora said.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Around 67 percent of an intended 22.9 million beneficiaries have received P1,000 as ECQ social aid, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on April 28.</span></p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">According to Año, 67 percent is equivalent to 15.49 million of the beneficiaries in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal — the areas collectively known as the National Capital Region Plus that were put under enhanced community quarantine due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The government was mandated to provide a </span><a href="https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1425023/around-67-of-beneficiaries-have-received-p1000-aid-dilg" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">P1,000 social aid for people whose incomes were affected by the strict lockdown imposed to check the further spread of COVID-19.</a></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
<p>MANILA, Philippines — The number of active COVID-19 cases in San Juan has dropped by at least 42 percent, Mayor Francis Zamora said yesterday.</p><p><br></p><p>There are 702 COVID-19 patients in San Juan, which is lower compared to the highest recorded total active cases of 1,226 last April 14, a decrease of 42.74 percent, he said.</p><p><br></p><p>Zamora attributed the decrease to the national government’s imposition of enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region Plus during a surge in COVID-19 cases in March. The restrictions were later downgraded to a modified ECQ to reopen some businesses.</p><p><br></p><p>The situation at the San Juan Medical Center has improved, according to Zamora, as only 60 to 70 percent of the 76 beds for COVID-19 patients are occupied. Two other quarantine facilities have a total occupancy rate of 80 percent, he added.</p><p><br></p><p>“We saw the effect of ECQ and MECQ,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the opening of a 52-bed quarantine facility along P. Guevarra Extension. The facility, situated near the Pinaglabanan Shrine, was built by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).</p><p><br></p><p>Made of shipping containers, each room – designed to accommodate one person – has its own bed, air-conditioning unit and toilet. Police officers will secure the facility to prevent the entry of outsiders.</p><p><br></p><p>Zamora lauded the DPWH for the facility as it will ease the congestion in the city’s other isolation centers.</p><p>“This means we are much more equipped now to take on more asymptomatic patients and those who are experiencing mild symptoms so they can no longer infect their loved ones at home,” he said.</p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(16, 16, 16);">Patients will receive free treatment, food and P3,000 in financial aid during their confinement.<span class="ql-cursor"></span></span></p>
Bilang pagbibigay halaga at pagkalinga sa ating mga minamahal na katuwang sa ating mga tahanan, ang ating Pamahalaang Lungsod ng San Juan ay nagdaos ng KASAMBAHAY WEEK mula March 8-12, 2021 na ginanap sa V-Mall Greenhills. Ang layunin ng programang ito ay maghandog ng libreng "One-Stop-Shop Express Service" kung saan tinipon natin sa isang lugar ang mga ibat-ibang ahensyang nasyunal at tanggapang lokal para mas maging madali sa ating mga kasambahay ang pagproseso ng kailangan nilang transksyon at dokumento mula sa gobyerno. Sa isang lugar at isang puntahan lang ay nakakuha ang ating mga kasambahay, driver, security at iba pang mga kaagapay sa ating mga tahanan ng mahahalagang serbisyo. Mula sa ating pamahalang lungsod ay nakapagparehistro sila para sa COVID-19 vaccination, San Juan Medical Health Card, maging para sa hospital, medical, educational, burial at financial assistance. Samantalang mula naman sa pamahalang nasyunal ay nakapag-transakyon sila para marehistro sa COMELEC, Philhealth, SSS, PAGIBIG, pati na rin ang pag-aaply ng Postal ID at Police Clearance. Daan daan na mga mimamahal nating San Juanenong Kasambahay ang ating nahandugan ng serbisyo. Related links: https://www.facebook.com/MayorFrancisZamora/posts/3745188805575829 Day 1: https://www.facebook.com/352211381540272/videos/518977609502916 Day 2: https://www.facebook.com/352211381540272/videos/283606846465951 Day 3: https://www.facebook.com/352211381540272/videos/4078509198848339 Day 4: https://www.facebook.com/352211381540272/videos/159141876032872 Day 5: https://www.facebook.com/352211381540272/videos/3911593388899124
MANILA – San Juan has never wavered in its will to impose stricter measures to contain coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections in the city. One year since the pandemic was declared, San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora said they would continue to intensify health measures, such as imposing granular lockdowns, if needed. "We have been doing these granular or localized lockdowns. If needed, we will do this again because we do not want to lock down an entire city if what we just need to lock down is a particular street, building, or condominium," Zamora said in a recorded interview shared by Radyo Pilipinas on Saturday. Even before the Metro Manila Council and Metro Manila Development Authority agreed to implement common curfew hours for the entire National Capital Region from March 15 to March 31, San Juan has already reimposed the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. "Whatever is causing the increase, it still has to be determined. However, what we really have to do is to limit the people out on the streets," he said. As of March 11, San Juan had 196 active infections, which, according to Zamora, began from 63 on March 1 and more than doubled to 133 cases on March 10. No new variants (United Kingdom, South Africa, or Brazil) have been detected. He has instructed the chief of police to set up checkpoints all over the city and ensure all are wearing face masks and face shields and observing social distancing. "We are still at the very manageable level. However, we are enforcing stricter measures to prevent the further spread of the infection," Zamora said. The city government also passed an ordinance granting PHP100,000 cash to any of the 21 barangays that will record zero Covid-19 cases in 100 consecutive days. "We are doing this to motivate our barangay officials on their daily enforcement of health protocols," he said. "I trust our barangay officials that they are doing their jobs well." (PNA)
an Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora on Sunday said he has recovered from COVID-19. advertisement In a Facebook post, Zamora announced that he has received clearance from his doctor at Cardinal Santos Medical Center. "Receiving my medical clearance from Dr. Paul Salandanan, my infectious disease doctor who along with Cardinal Santos Medical Center took good care of me during my 14 day quarantine. I am now clinically recovered and free of COVID-19. I have been cleared to be reintegrated back into the community following WHO and DOH guidelines. Thank you very much for all your prayers and well wishes. Very much appreciated. Please always stay safe by observing all health and safety protocols," he wrote. Zamora also posted a medical clearance signed by Salandanan which in part says: "He is now deemed clinically recovered, cleared of COVID-19 and can be reintegrated back into the community." Salandanan also said that Zamora was in his care from March 1 to 14, and that the mayor was asymptomatic and showed no signs for COVID-19.