LGUs' ordinance has power to limit mobility of unvaxxed people -- MMDA | Inquirer News
Close  

LGUs’ ordinance has power to limit mobility of unvaxxed people — MMDA

/ 02:00 PM February 01, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) may limit the mobility of individuals unvaccinated against COVID-19 through a local ordinance, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benhur Abalos said Tuesday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Abalos’ remark came after questions were raised regarding Pasay City’s local order for unvaccinated individuals to remain at home except when obtaining essential goods and services or for work despite being under Alert Level 2.

Based on the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases resolution, intrazonal and interzonal travel will be allowed subject to reasonable restrictions that may be determined by LGUs under Alert Level 2.

FEATURED STORIES

“Mayroon pong karapatan ang Pasay o sinomang local government unit na gumawa ng sarili niyang ordinansa,” said Abalos during the Laging Handa briefing.

(Pasay or any LGU has a right to craft their own ordinance.)

Abalos added that Pasay’s local order is valid.

“So such, Pasay’s executive order of the mayor is valid when it comes to the issue of mobility of the unvaccinated,” he further explained through a phone call with INQUIRER.net.

“It should not be stricter than the higher alert level, [as stated in the IATF resolution],” he continued.

Earlier, when the capital region was under Alert Level 3, Metro Manila mayors have agreed to impose stricter measures on unvaccinated individuals due to a surge in COVID-19 infections.

JPV

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: Benhur Abalos, COVID-19, LGUs, Local Government Units, MMDA, Pasay City, unvaccinated
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.