Is lugaw (porridge) essential?
It was a debate online sparked by a viral video of a barangay official in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, flagging a food delivery rider picking up lugaw past curfew.
But the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) had already said that essential industries, including food deliveries, must remain unhampered 24/7.
It's a quirky debate, but to its core, it poses a very important question: are our quarantine rules clear?
In this episode, we talk to former justice assistant secretary Geronimo Sy, who was chairman of the criminal code committee during his time in the Department of Justice (DOJ), about how to balance criminal laws and common sense governance in this pandemic.
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