By Nel Andrade
ANTIPOLO CITY – The city government here announced that the Barangay Quarantine Pass (BQP) could now be used by other members of the household, provided that this should be displayed at all times when going out, and that this would only be used for essential reasons.
According to the city government, the BQP will now also be honored in other towns within the province for those who will buy essential goods and services only as the province shifted to general community quarantine (GCQ) starting last Saturday, May 16.
Meanwhile, a 24-curfew will still be in effect for those below 21 years old, and 60 years old and above, who are not holder of any quarantine pass, work certification and ID or special permit from authorities.
BQP holders, although allowed to go out of their residence to buy essential goods or medicines or going to hospitals during emergency, will likewise be banned to roam the streets from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Non-Antipolo residents, who were stranded in the city due to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and may wish to go back to their respective provinces, may do so, provided that they first secure a travel pass from the barangay or the City Administrator’s Office, and a medical certificate from the City Health Office to prove that they are negative of COVID-19, as requirements for the issuance of a Certificate of Acceptance from the city government.
Tricycles, and other Public Utility Vehicles, are now allowed to travel but should follow the strict protocols on sanitation and physical distancing.
Workers included in the non-formal sector with no employer-employee relationship or is not a holder of a company ID such as plumbers, painters, carpenters, construction workers, etc., are required to secure a Barangay Work Certificate, which will also serve as their Quantine Pass.
Formal sector workers of industries or companies allowed by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to operate in GCQ areas just have to carry their company-issued ID which they will present at the PNP checkpoints.
Meanwhile, Angono Mayor Jeri Mae Calderon issued an executive order, regulating the sale of liquor from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. only. The public market will still be restricted to those living in certain barangays on specific days of the week.