Frontliners accept Pasay councilor’s apology
Neil Jayson Servallos, Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Medical frontliners reached an “amicable settlement” with a Pasay councilor after he apologized for cursing at them in a viral video, Mayor Emi Rubiano said yesterday.

Moti Arceo would not be facing disciplinary measures for the video he took showing him shouting and cursing at the health workers who were testing city government employees for the coronavirus disease 2019 at the session hall on May 19, Rubiano said.

“The parties considered the greater good, that this does not affect our responsibility to provide services to the people,” she added.

In a statement yesterday, Arceo said his outburst was “because of shock and my fear of the virus and its transmission.”

Greenhills tiangge stalls cut

In San Juan, the number of tiangge stalls in Greenhills Shopping Center was reduced to enforce social distancing, Mayor Francis Zamora said yesterday.

The new layout of the tiangge or flea market, which would open next month, will have customers going in only one direction along its hallways.

Zamora said the city government will not impose limits on the number of shoppers but ordered the mall’s administrators to place sanitizers at entry points and foot baths to disinfect footwear.

Shoppers without face masks will not be permitted to enter the mall, he added.

Pasig lifts liquor ban

Meanwhile, Pasig City has lifted its ban on the sale and distribution of liquor.

“We are lifting because businesses and workers are also affected by the ban,” Mayor Vico Sotto said yesterday.

The city government permitted the consumption of liquor in houses but inviting those who are not members of the household to drink is not allowed.

Drinking in bars and public places remains prohibited.

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