The cities of Manila and Muntinlupa on Tuesday (June 16) announced they will shorten their curfew hours.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso adjusted the city’s curfew hours from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am as the restrictions for business operations eases. The previous schedule was set from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Meanwhile, Muntinlupa City will impose a new curfew schedule which will be from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi approved City Ordinance 2020-102 which will also impose penalties to curfew violators.
The ordinance also states that Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) and those whose work involves delivery of essential goods and services are exempted in the curfew.
First-time violators will have a penalty of P500 while penalty will increase to P1,000 for succeeding offenses. AAC (with reports from Dante Amento)
The Manila City Government has partnered up with Grab Philippines to hire 2,000 displaced tricycle drivers and motorcycle owners who also lost their jobs to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso said the “Grab-Manila Socio-economic Recovery Initiative” will provide economic opportunities to affected residents and businesses of the global pandemic.
“Dalawa ang matutulungan nito: ang mga trabahante at tsaka ang mga negosyo. Doon naman sa mga natanggap na at matatanggap pa, pagbutihan po ninyo ang trabaho, (It will help two things: the worker and the businesses.Those who are already hired or will be hired, work hard)” he said.
Meanwhile, Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu said this is their way of giving back to the city of Manila.
“We want to help those merchants get into the digital world and boost their sales,” he said. AAC
Manila’s Bureau of Permits has shut down a commercial building in Malate, Manila for operating without a business permit since 2004.
The Bureau of Permits served a closure order against a four-storey commercial building in Malate that was operating as a real estate lessor.
Bureau of Permits director Levi Facundo said the closure will affect at least five establishments that were used as office space.
“We are serious in implementing the rules and regulations. Kung masanay sila na kahit okay lang na walang permit (if they got used to operating without permit), it’s wrong,” he said.
He also encouraged the public to apply and process their business permits to avoid any inconvenience. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a business permit or call the following hotlines: 8-527-0871 or 5-310-1558.
“They have to make sure na ang negosyo nila ay (that their business is) legally permitted by the city because if not, the business will suffer,” Facundo said. AAC
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