Metro Manila remains under MECQ until September 7

UNTV News   •   August 28, 2021   •   482

MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region will remain under the second strictest quarantine level until September 7, Malacañang announced on Saturday.

In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) “retained the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status of the National Capital Region.”

He added that NCR, Bataan and Laguna “shall have added restrictions on dining, personal care services and religious activities.”

Aside from Metro Manila, the following areas will also be placed under MECQ:

  1. Apayao
  2. Ilocos Norte
  3. Bulacan
  4. Bataan
  5. Cavite
  6. Lucena City
  7. Rizal
  8. Laguna
  9. Aklan
  10. Iloilo Province
  11. Iloilo City
  12. Lapu-Lapu City
  13. Cebu City
  14. Mandaue City
  15. Cagayan de Oro City

The following areas will be placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions:

  1. Ilocos Sur
  2. Cagayan
  3. Quezon
  4. Batangas
  5. Naga City
  6. Antique
  7. Bacolod City
  8. Capiz
  9. Cebu Province
  10. Negros Oriental
  11. Zamboanga del Sur
  12. Misamis Oriental
  13. Davao City
  14. Davao del Norte
  15. Davao Occidental
  16. Davao de Oro
  17. Butuan City

The following areas will be placed under General Community Quarantine:

  1. Baguio City
  2. Santiago City
  3. Quirino
  4. Isabela
  5. Nueva Vizcaya
  6. Puerto Princesa
  7. Guimaras
  8. Negros Occidental
  9. Zamboanga Sibugay
  10. Zamboanga City
  11. Zamboanga del Norte
  12. Davao Oriental
  13. Davao del Sur
  14. General Santos City
  15. Sultan Kudarat
  16. Sarangani
  17. North Cotabato
  18. South Cotabato
  19. Agusan del Norte
  20. Agusan del Sur
  21. Surigao del Norte
  22. Surigao del Sur
  23. Dinagat Islands
  24. Cotabato City

All other areas shall be placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

“This latest community quarantine classification shall take effect beginning September 1 until September 7, 2021, pending a change in community quarantine guidelines,” Roque said.

 

 

 

Presyo ng baboy, posible pang tumaas habang papalapit ang holiday season – DA

Robie de Guzman   •   November 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Tumaas ang presyo ng karne ng baboy sa ilang pamilihan sa Metro Manila.

Sa ulat ni Aileen Cerrudo sa UNTV C-News, sinasabing umaabot sa P20 hanggang P60 ang presyo ng karne ng baboy.

Sa Mega Q Mart, nasa P420 ang presyo ng kada kilo ng liempo, P350-P360 naman ang halaga ng kada kilo ng kasim.

Sa Commonwealth Market, hanggang P320 ang halaga ng liempo at nasa P360 naman ang kasim.

Nasa P390 ang presyo ng kada kilo ng liempo habang nasa P300 to P340 ang presyo ng kasim sa Malabon Central Market.

Sa Munoz at Guadalupe Market naman, umiikot sa P360 hanggang P380 ang kada kilo ng liempo habang nasa P320 at P330 naman ang kasim.

Ayon sa Department of Agriculture (DA), ito ay bunsod ng kakulangan pa rin sa supply ng baboy dahil sa epekto ng African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak.

Ayon sa DA, posible pang tumaas ang presyo ng baboy sa pagsapit ng buwan ng Disyembre dahil sa inaasahang pagtaas ng demand kaugnay ng holiday season.

MMDA to let IATF decide on restrictions on minors under Alert Level 2

Maris Federez   •   November 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that full mobility of minors and seniors remains status quo in the National Capital Region under Alert Level 2.

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos said the 17 Metro Manila mayors will leave it to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to decide on the restrictions it will set for minors under the region’s current status.

“The IATF is the best position to decide on the mobility restrictions on minors considering that it has the necessary scientific and empirical data as well as the health epidemiological and pediatric experts,” Abalos said.

Concerns on whether minors should be allowed to go to malls surfaced after a two-year-old boy allegedly contracted coronavirus disease three days after going to the mall. —/mbmf

Face shield, maaari pa ring irequire ng employers, mga establisimyento sa ilalim ng Alert Level 1-3 – IATF

Robie de Guzman   •   November 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Nilinaw ng Malakanyang na maaari pa ring i-require ng private establishments at employers ang pagsusuot ng face shield sa mga lugar na nasa ilalim ng COVID-19 Alert Level 1 hanggang 3.

Batay sa napagkasunduan ng Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), may karapatan ang mga employer at establisimyento na ipatupad pa rin ang face shield policy kahit pa hindi na ito mandatory.

“Ang napagkasunduan po ng IATF is discretion ng establisyimento,” ang paliwanag ni acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles.

“Ang isang example dyan yung sinasabi pagdating sa construction site, example required ang hard hat. So ganun din po, ganun din yung prinsipyo pagdating sa discretion ng establishments for safety and security ng people in the establishments kasama na yung mga employees kasama na yung mga customers nasa discretion po ng mga establisyimento,” dagdag pa niya.

Ang pahayag ni Nograles ay taliwas sa naunang sinabi ng Palasyo na dapat sumunod ang private establishments sa polisiya ng national government na nag-aalis sa mandatory na paggamit ng face shield sa mga lugar na nasa ilalim ng Alert Level 1 hanggang 3.

Kamakailan ay binawi ang polisiya sa mandatory na paggamit ng face shield sa gitna ng pagbaba ng kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa. (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Janice Ingente)

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