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Six-hour curfew in Metro Manila still in place – MMDA

Dwight de Leon
Six-hour curfew in Metro Manila still in place – MMDA

Police officers in Pasay man a checkpoint on March 22, 2021 to ensure the curfew is being strictly implemented.

Rappler

Mayors of the capital region still want a gradual reopening of the economy, says the presiding officer of the Metro Manila Council

Mayors in Metro Manila agreed to retain the six-hour curfew in the region for now, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Benhur Abalos said on Thursday, May 27.

Currently, only authorized persons outside residence (APOR) in the National Capital Region (NCR) are allowed to leave their homes from 10 pm to 4 am daily. 

Status quo pa rin muna, huwag na muna galawin ang ating curfew (It’s status quo for now, we won’t change curfew hours),’ Abalos said in a Malacañang briefing.

The unified curfew in the region has been imposed since May 1, when the region was under the much stricter modified enhanced community quarantine.

While the region shifted to the more relaxed general community quarantine on May 15, the curfew hours in the region remained unchanged.

Abalos said the mayors still support a gradual easing of economic restrictions in the capital region.

Abalos, as presiding officer of Metro Manila Council, was scheduled to attend a meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases on Thursday to represent NCR mayors in discussions over lockdown classifications.

The GCQ in Metro Manila is set to expire on May 31. – Rappler.com

Dwight de Leon

Dwight de Leon is a multimedia reporter who covers local government units and the Commission on Elections for Rappler.