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NCR mayors agree on permitting 15-17-year-olds to exit

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(Philstar.com) – February 15, 2021 – 11:39am

MANILA, Philippines — Youngsters aged 15-17 are additionally now allowed to depart their properties, the Metro Manila Council stated Monday. 

Talking in an interview aired over dZMM TeleRadyo, MMC chair Edwin Olivarez, who can be mayor of Parañaque Metropolis, stated that it was unusual for the federal government’s coronavirus activity drive to be opening arcades and cinemas regardless of most kids nonetheless not allowed outdoors of their properties. 

“We agreed to decreasing the age. We’re the one nation nonetheless on ages 18-65. However we’re open to it now to open up the financial system. Native governments are open to including ages 15 to 17. However we is not going to sacrifice protocols,” he stated in blended Filipino and English, including that permitting extra youngsters outdoors will assist stimulate the financial system. 

Olivarez additionally reiterated his place in opposition to the proposal to re-open cinemas and different leisure and leisure institutions. 

To recall, the nationwide authorities’s coronavirus activity drive has since determined to permit cinemas, online game arcades, and different institutions to renew their operations beginning Monday, citing as soon as once more the necessity to “open additional” the financial system.

Metro Manila mayors earlier voiced their objections to the choice, urging the Inter-Company Activity Drive on the Administration of Rising Infectious Ailments to rethink the transfer, which they worry poses a better danger of coronavirus infections.

“Cinemas are our primary concern…We can not sacrifice our well being protocols. We all know that cinemas are enclosed. [Viewers are there] for 3 hours, [and it’s] airconditioned. The air flow is questionable. That is the apprehension of our LGUs in Metro Manila,” the mayor stated in Filipino. 

As of the well being division’s newest case bulletin issued Sunday afternoon, precisely 549,176 coronavirus instances have been recorded within the nation because the pathogen first emerged in December 2019. 

It has been 335 days because the enhanced neighborhood quarantine was first hoisted over some components of Luzon. The Philippines continues to be underneath the world’s longest lockdown. 

As It Occurs


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

Comply with this thread for updates on COVID-19 danger ranges, security measures, and information from Metro Manila’s native authorities models.

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February 15, 2021 – 8:53am

The reopening of cinemas and comparable 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 individual 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 put up, 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 legal legal responsibility for a quarantine breach final 12 months, was given particular therapy by the Division of Well being and Division of Justice, Akbayan Youth says in an announcement.

The group says the junking of the criticism in opposition to Pimentel got here as authorities officers had been questioning the supposed particular therapy of the College of the Philippines and Polytechnic College of the Philippines for requiring coordination with faculty 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 comply with the foundations, and much more to implement them pretty,” the group says.


January 13, 2021 – 9:38pm

The Quezon Metropolis authorities says it’s carefully 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 every little thing they’ll to hint and isolate, following the arrival of the affected person from Dubai final January 7.

“We’ve to stay cautious and  vigilant to avert the unfold of this new variant. What’s essential is we maintain the resident, and ensure we don’t sow panic locally,” Mayor Pleasure Belmonte says.


January 12, 2021 – 4:27pm

Manila prohibits avenue events, stage exhibits, parades, palarong kalye and different comparable actions that may draw crowd locally 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, may be a straightforward medium of COVID-19 unfold and transmission.

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

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