The city council passed City Ordinance 2020-074, also known as the 24-hour COVID-19 curfew, after deeming the 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew as “not effective” in helping curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019.
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Muntinlupa under 24-hour COVID-19 curfew
Ghio Ong, Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Muntinlupa imposed a 24-hour curfew throughout the city starting Friday for the duration of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.

The city council passed City Ordinance 2020-074, also known as the 24-hour COVID-19 curfew, after deeming the 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew as “not effective” in helping curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019.

For the first offense, the violation would be recorded in a blotter and violators would lose their benefits such as scholarships and zero-interest loans.

A succeeding offense would result in the same penalties but violators would be disallowed from receiving relief goods and other forms of assistance until the end of the quarantine period.

Frontliners, those who would buy basic commodities, peace and order personnel and emergency cases would be exempted from the curfew.

Only one person from each household would be allowed to buy basic commodities.

The city council said its directive is in accordance with President Duterte’s enhanced community quarantine. 

As of yesterday morning, Muntinlupa City has a total of 153 persons under monitoring and 65 persons under investigation for COVID-19. The city currently has two confirmed cases of COVID-19, after verifying that the first two reported cases are currently residing outside Muntinlupa.

Meanwhile, Pasay City allowed hotels and similar establishments to operate under only one condition –to house overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

In a statement yesterday, Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said she ordered hotels, motorist hotels and hostel to accommodate OFWs after the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said it has been looking for halfway houses to shelter them.

The OWWA would be paying for the hotel accommodation of the OFWs, the city government said.

Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar has ordered the distribution of an initial 50,000 packs of relief goods to the city’s 20 barangays to help residents during the enhanced community quarantine.

She said barangay officials and volunteers will go from house to house to distribute the relief packs, which contain rice, canned goods and other basic goods.

The Makati City government will distribute P85 million worth of food packs to the city’s students and their families.

Each food pack would contain raisins; oatmeal; cheese; instant hotcake, arroz caldo and champorado mixes; full-cream milk; tonic food drink; choco cereals; biscuits; chocolate-flake cereals; crackers and biscuits; fruit jelly; instant pancit canton; pineapple tidbits and pineapple juice. 

Mayor Abby Binay said 44,951 kindergarten and elementary pupils and 37,044 high school students would benefit from the program.

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