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Independence Day rites in Luneta to be limited to 10 people —Roque

The Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 response has allowed the holding of the 122nd Independence Day celebration at Luneta (Rizal Park) in Manila but this will be limited to only 10 people, Malacañang said Tuesday.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement after he was asked whether President Rodrigo Duterte will be in Davao City for Independence Day on Friday, June 12.

“We’re checking po kasi binigyan po ng permiso ng IATF na magkaroon ng celebration sa Luneta but limited to 10 people only,” he said in a televised briefing.

Mass gatherings are currently prohibited to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, which has killed at least 1,000 people in the Philippines. —LDF, GMA News