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Metro Manila mayors defer cinema reopening

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(Philstar.com) – February 15, 2021 – 9:19am

MANILA, Philippines — The reopening of cinemas within the capital area will probably be postponed because the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, the chair of the Metro Manila Council mentioned Monday.

Parañaque Metropolis Mayor Edwin Olivarez mentioned Metro Manila mayors opposed the choice of the federal government’s pandemic response activity drive to permit the reopening of cinemas and different choose institutions in areas underneath common neighborhood quarantine.

He mentioned the native chief executives within the capital area determined to defer the implementation till they formally meet on Wednesday.

“The sentiment of all of the mayors, we have now apprehension on the reopening of cinemas… We’d defer the implementation of the opening of cinemas,” Olivarez mentioned on CNN Philippines’ New Day.

He mentioned the mayors had a dialogue in regards to the matter with Commerce Secretary Ramon Lopez and presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. Olivarez additionally mentioned they intend to hunt an enchantment of the determination to reopen cinemas.

Olivarez mentioned they’re apprehensive to reopen film theaters, citing threat of the virus spreading in airconditioned and enclosed areas.

Final week, Roque introduced that cinemas, driving faculties, video and interactive sport arcades, libraries, archives, museums, cultural facilities, conferences, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and restricted social occasions of institutions accredited by the Division of Tourism are allowed to function once more in areas underneath GCQ.

“Our financial system must open additional as our countrymen want to seek out extra livelihood,” Roque mentioned.

The Philippines has the second-worst coronavirus outbreak in Southeast Asia following Indonesia, with almost 550,000 instances and over 11,000 deaths. — Gaea Katreena Cabico

As It Occurs


LATEST UPDATE: February 15, 2021 – 8:53am

Observe this thread for updates on COVID-19 threat ranges, security measures, and knowledge from Metro Manila’s native authorities items.

Picture: The STAR/Michael Varcas


February 15, 2021 – 8:53am

The reopening of cinemas and related institutions in Metro Manila will probably be deferred, in accordance Metro Manila Council Chairman Edwin Olivarez.

Cinemas is Metro Manila will stay closed till all 17 mayors meet in particular person on Wednesday.

The mayors say they weren’t consulted on the order of the inter-agency activity drive on COVID-19 to ease restrictions on leisure institutions. — report from ONE Information


February 9, 2021 – 8:33am

Pasay Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano goes on isolation after testing constructive for COVID-19.

In a Fb submit, Calixto-Rubiano says she had herself examined after experiencing signs of the viral illness.

“Sa pangyayaring ito natin makikita na walang pinipili ang COVID 19 at talagang kailangan natin ang tulong ng pagpapabakuna at pananalangin sa Panginoon upang tuluyan nating mapagtagumapayan ang sakit na ito,” she says.

ISANG MAHALAGANG MENSAHE MULA KAY MAYOR EMI CALIXTO RUBIANO Sa mga minamahal kong Pasayen?o na tapat kong…

Posted by Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano on Monday, 8 February 2021


January 22, 2021 – 12:01pm

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, who has been cleared of prison legal responsibility for a quarantine breach final yr, was given particular remedy by the Division of Well being and Division of Justice, Akbayan Youth says in a press release.

The group says the junking of the criticism towards Pimentel got here as authorities officers have been questioning the supposed particular remedy of the College of the Philippines and Polytechnic College of the Philippines for requiring coordination with college authorities for army and police operations of their campuses.

“Nakakahiya (How shameful). What makes the likes of Sen. Koko and Duterte’s different minions so particular that they’re free to abuse their positions and never required to obey our legal guidelines? 

“We anticipated extra from our leaders to observe the foundations, and much more to implement them pretty,” the group says.


January 13, 2021 – 9:38pm

The Quezon Metropolis authorities says it’s intently monitoring the case of a resident who trested constructive for the brand new COVID-19 variant, which was first detected in the UK.

Metropolis Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit says they’re doing all the things they’ll to hint and isolate, following the arrival of the affected person from Dubai final January 7.

“We now have to stay cautious and  vigilant to avert the unfold of this new variant. What’s essential is we care for the resident, and ensure we don’t sow panic in the neighborhood,” Mayor Pleasure Belmonte says.


January 12, 2021 – 4:27pm

Manila prohibits avenue events, stage reveals, parades, palarong kalye and different related actions that can draw crowd in the neighborhood in Pandacan and Tondo areas for the nnual Feast Day of Sto. Nino on January 16 to 17.

In Govt Order 2, Mayor Isko Moreno says such actions throughout fiesta regulation, if not regulated, could be a simple medium of COVID-19 unfold and transmission.

Promoting of liquor and different alcoholic drinks inside Pandacan and Tondo will even be banned on the identical dates.

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