Starting June 15, curfew in Metro Manila will be shortened to 12 midnight to 4 a.m. instead of 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Benhur Abalos announced on Monday.
At the Laging Handa briefing, Abalos said this was agreed upon by Metro Manila mayors during a meeting Sunday night.
A resolution regarding the shortened curfew will be issued either on Monday or Tuesday, Abalos said.
"Gusto ko nang i-announce ngayon para malaman ng lahat, nag-meeting ang mga mayors kagabi, nagkaroon kami ng votation... na starting [June] 15 in-adjust na ng Metro Manila mayors and curfew sa Metro Manila, hindi na po 10 p.m. kundi 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. na," he said.
(I'd like to announce that starting tomorrow, curfew hours will be from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. instead of 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Metro Manila mayors voted on this last night.)
Abalos said this would allow more people to visit malls and restaurants as these establishments will not have to close early.
"This will give more time sa mga taong kakain sa restaurant, sa mga malls na magbukas, sa travel time, at makatulong ng husto sa ating ekonomiya," he said.
(This will give people more time to travel, eat in restaurants or visit malls, and therefore help jumpstart the economy.) —KBK, GMA News