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MMDA: Metro Manila to have shortened curfew hours starting May 1

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 11:22 AM April 28, 2021

LONG NIGHT Policemen apprehended 1,499 residents and fined 1,588 others in Metro Manila, including the 27 adults and 11 minors seen here at a covered court
in Binondo, Manila, for staying out on Monday night in violation of the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. —LYN RILLON

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will have shortened curfew hours from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. starting May 1, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Wednesday.

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos said local chief executives of the metropolis approved and signed a resolution adjusting the curfew hours from the previous 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

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“All local chief executives in Metro Manila have agreed to enact their respective Executive Orders and/or adopt their respective Ordinances for the proper implementation of the standardized and unified curfew hours,” the resolution read, as quoted by Abalos in a statement.

The 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew hours was implemented starting April 12 until April 30 under the implementation of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) over the metropolis.

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As for the quarantine classifications over Metro Manila in May, Abalos said the mayors agreed to recommend a “flexible” MECQ which means more economic activities will be allowed but strict border control and health protocols will still be in place.

Mayors have already submitted their recommendation to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), which in turn, will submit its recommendation to the President.

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to announce new quarantine classifications for May during his public address on Wednesday.

/MUF

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