Yellow ribbons for Pateros houses on lockdown | Inquirer News

Yellow ribbons for Pateros houses on lockdown

/ 05:08 AM September 18, 2021

In Metro Manila’s lone municipality of Pateros, yellow ribbons will be tied not around trees but at each house with a resident positive for the coronavirus. Mayor Ike Ponce ordered this way of tagging houses on granular lockdown. “To ensure that we can watch over and easily identify houses to be locked down, we will put a tag. [Being positive for COVID-19] should no longer be ashamed of. Finding out that a neighbor is positive has become commonplace,” Ponce said, adding that even members of his family had contracted COVID-19. Barangay captains will put yellow ribbons on the house of a COVID-19 patient, he said. No one is allowed to go out. —Dexter Cabalza


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: lockdown, Pateros, yellow ribbon
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© 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.