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No automatic lifting of restrictions vs. unvaccinated in 4 NCR LGUs —Abalos

Four local government units in the National Capital Region have no automatic lifting of restrictions against unvaccinated people even though Metro Manila has already shifted to Alert Level 2, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairperson Benhur Abalos said on Tuesday.

In a press conference, Abalos said the ordinances of Parañaque, Pasay, Quezon City, and Pateros have no automatic lifting clause for the restrictions against unvaccinated people.

“Four LGUs don't have automatic lifting clause but three LGUs will be issuing a new executive order. These are Parañaque , Pasay, and Quezon City,” he said.

“Only Pateros will be left as they will still discuss the issue tomorrow,” he added.

The Metro Manila Council (MMC), composed of the 17 mayors in the region, earlier agreed to restrict the mobility of unvaccinated people in the NCR under the Alert Level 3. These LGUs issued their respective ordinances on the matter.

In a new executive order, the Pasay City government maintained that unvaccinated people should only be allowed to go out for essential purposes even under Alert Level 2.

For Abalos, the Pasay government has the authority to retain the restrictions against unvaccinated people.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has placed the NCR and seven provinces back under Alert Level 2 from February 1 to 15. — BM, GMA News