Labella: No ECQ pass? Get one online
Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) - April 7, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has announced that the public can now avail of the online enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) pass.

Because of this, Labella said there is no need for the issuance of a hard copy of ECQ passes.

Those who would like to avail can visit

The online ECQ pass will be shown to the police if a person would want to buy food or other basic necessities.

“We have advised the police to be somewhat liberal and considerate labi pa gyud og mga senior citizen na way laing masugo,” said Labella.

For the non-residents working in the city, Labella said an ECQ pass is no longer needed as there is already a reciprocity agreement with the cities of Mandaue, Talisay, and Lapu-Lapu.

He said they only need to show their certificate of employment or ID to the police, as long as they fall under the exemptions provided in the executive order. One example are medical workers.

“We have specifically instructed the police anang bahina,” he said.

Labella also reiterated that a barangay pass is only valid within the territorial jurisdiction of the barangay.

Meanwhile, the city’s anti-medicancy group has exerted efforts to provide temporary shelter for the homeless.

The temporary shelters are the sports complexes in barangays San Roque and San Nicolas Proper.

For the medical frontliners, the city government can now accommodate at least 300 of them.

Aside from White Knight Hotel and Bradford Church Cebu, Travelbee and Queensland have provided spaces to house those frontliners who sometimes experience discrimination due to their exposure to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients.  JMD (FREEMAN)

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