By Joseph Almer Pedrajas
The local government of Valenzuela City has lifted its anti-hoarding ordinance, as Metro Manila has already shifted to more relaxed community quarantine guidelines.
Mayor Rex Gatchalian made the announcement on his Facebook account on June 9, after the passing of Ordinance No. 724, which removes the limit on items Valenzuela residents can purchase.
During the period of Metro Manila’s enhanced community quarantine, Valenzuela had imposed Ordinance No. 669 or the Anti-Hoarding and Anti-Panic Buying Ordinance, which regulated how much basic necessities residents could buy and penalized those violated it.
The measure was passed as the city council found it important “to mobilize the necessary resources to undertake critical, urgent, and appropriate response and measure to curtail and eliminate the virus,” among others.
Gatchalian expressed his gratitude to residents who cooperated and followed the measure.
Meanwhile, the liquor ban remains in effect.