NCR Plus to stay under GCQ, several areas under MECQ in July | Inquirer News

NCR Plus to stay under GCQ, several areas under MECQ in July

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 11:04 AM June 29, 2021
Pagadian City swab test

A health employee of the Pagadian City government swabs a passenger from Manila on April 7 for coronavirus disease testing before entering the city. The test is provided free by the local government. LEAH D. AGONOY/ INQUIRER MINDANAO

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the COVID-19 task force’s recommendation to maintain the general community quarantine (GCQ) status over the so-called NCR Plus and place several areas under the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

In a message to reporters on Tuesday, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte already approved the recommendations presented in the chief executive’s “Talk to the People” aired Monday night.


From July 1 to July 15, Metro Manila, Rizal, and Bulacan are under GCQ “with some restrictions” while Laguna and Cavite are under GCQ “with heightened restrictions.” These areas make up the NCR Plus.

Other areas under GCQ for the entire month of July are the following:


Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

Baguio City

Cagayan Region (Region 2)

Santiago City
Nueva Vizcaya

Calabarzon (Region 4A)


Western Visayas (Region 6)

Bacolod City
Negros Occidental

Northern Mindanao (Region 10)

Iligan City

Soccsksargen (Region 12)

General Santos City
Sultan Kudarat
South Cotabato


Agusan del Norte
Surigao del Norte
Agusan del Sur


Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)

Cotabato City

Meanwhile, the following areas are under the stricter MECQ from July 1 to July 15, 2021:

Cagayan Region (Region 2)


Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)


Central Luzon (Region 3)


Calabarzon (Region 4A)

Lucena City

Mimaropa (Region 4B)

Puerto Princesa

Bicol Region (Region 5)

Naga City

Western Visayas (Region 6)

Iloilo City, Iloilo

Central Visayas (Region 7)

Negros Oriental

Zamboanga Peninsula (Region 8)

Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga del Norte

Northern Mindanao (Region 10)

Cagayan de Oro City

Davao Region (Region 11)

Davao City
Davao Oriental
Davao Occidental
Davao de Oro
Davao del Sur
Davao del Norte


Butuan City
Dinagat Islands
Surigao del Sur

The rest of the country will be under the most lenient modified general community quarantine for the entire month of July.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: GCQ, IATF, MECQ, Metro Manila, NCR Plus, President Rodrigo Duterte, quarantine status
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.