IATF allows GCQ for Apayao from July 1-15; MGCQ for Ifugao this July | Inquirer News

IATF allows GCQ for Apayao from July 1-15; MGCQ for Ifugao this July

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 07:23 PM June 30, 2021
IATF allows GCQ for Apayao from July 1-15; MGCQ for Ifugao this July

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MANILA, Philippines — Quarantine classifications of Apayao and Ifugao provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) for July will be less restrictive as the government’s pandemic task force favored the appeal of the local government units, Malacañang said Wednesday.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Apayao will be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) from July 1 to July 15, instead of being under a stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), as previously proposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).


Meanwhile, Ifugao, which was initially placed under GCQ for the whole month of July, will instead be placed under the most lenient modified GCQ or MGCQ, according to Roque.

Based on the government’s announcement on Tuesday, the so-called NCR Plus that includes Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna, will be under GCQ from July 1 to July 15.


Specifically, however, Metro Manila, Rizal, and Bulacan will be placed under GCQ with “some restrictions” while Laguna and Cavite will be under GCQ with “heightened restrictions” in the mentioned period.

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

On the other hand, aread under GCQ for the whole month of July are:


Baguio City

Region 2

City of Santiago



Nueva Vizcaya


Region 4-A



Region 6



Bacolod City

Negros Occidental



Region 9

Zamboanga Sibugay

City of Zamboanga

Region 10

Iligan City

Region 12

General Santos City

Sultan Kudarat



South Cotabato


Agusan del Norte

Surigao del Norte

Agusan del Sur


Cotabato City

Areas under MECQ from July 1 to July 15 are:



Lucena City

Puerto Princesa

Naga City

Iloilo City


Negros Oriental

Zamboanga del Sur

Zamboanga del Norte

Cagayan de Oro City

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, the IATF said, will be placed under MGCQ from July 1-31.

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