Malls, parks in NCR are still off limits to minors even with eased restrictions
MANILA, Philippines — Minors in Metro Manila, which is currently under Alert Level 3, are not allowed to go to malls or parks, Malacañang and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) clarified on Thursday.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque and MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos said minors could only go out to access basic and essential needs and for outdoor individual exercises.
“Ang pagpunta sa malls, generally, bawal ‘yan, except kung nandun ‘yung dentista, nandoon ‘yung clinic, which are essential and basic,” Abalos said in a Palace briefing.
(For minors, going to malls is generally prohibited except if their dentists or doctors are there, which are essential and basic.)
“Para sa menor de edad, bawal pa rin ang gala ng mga kabataan except for individual outdoor exercises,” Roque, for his part, said when asked if minors can go to parks.
(Minors are still not allowed to go out except for individual outdoor exercises.)
Abalos said that Metro Manila mayors have agreed to allow intrazonal and interzonal travel for minors as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Metro Manila was downgraded to Alert Level 3 starting Oct. 16, which allowed some industries to expand their operations.
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