PNP to assist in barring unvaxxed from entering malls, other establishments | Inquirer News
Close  

PNP to assist in barring unvaxxed from entering malls, other establishments

/ 06:23 PM January 05, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police on Wednesday said that it will assist in the implementation of the requirement that valid vaccination cards be presented upon entry to malls and other public establishments in Metro Manila.

This came after local government units in Metro Manila, which is currently under Alert Level 3 status, passed ordinances that prohibit unvaccinated individuals from going outside their residences, except for essential trips.

ADVERTISEMENT

According to the PNP, it will “assist in the enforcement of mandates that will require the public to present valid vaccination cards upon entry to malls and other establishments if there is an ordinance affecting this action.”

“We asked our personnel on the ground to coordinate properly with the LGUs so there will be a clear and uniform direction on how to implement ordinances including the exemptions to the rule, should there be any. We don’t want to end up with varied interpretations on the actual application of the provisions,” PNP chief PGen. Dionardo Carlos said.

FEATURED STORIES

According to Carlos, each establishment also has the responsibility to instruct its security officers about the local orders. The PNP will then assist in case tension escalates between security and the public.

“We remind these private security officers to keep their cool and learn to diplomatically explain the basis of such policy,” Carlos said.

Carlos then clarified that all police actions are founded on lawful and legal regulations. In this case, the police are duty-bound to enforce ordinances and executive orders passed by Local Government Units.

“The PNP doesn’t decide on its own. We base our enforcement on approved orders,” said Carlos.

This developed after all 17 mayors of Metro Manila unanimously approved Resolution No. 22-01, urging the passage of local ordinances restricting the movement of unvaccinated individuals to only essential trips.

RELATED STORIES

Metro Manila now at ‘critical risk’ for COVID-19 transmission – Duque

New COVID-19 cases may hit 20,000 per day by next week, says OCTA

je

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

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

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

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:  PNP, Alert Level 3, COVID-19, Metro Manila, NCR, pandemic
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

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



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | 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.