Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano called for the full cooperation of residents as the city government implements stricter health guidelines after President Duterte reverted the Greater Manila area to modified enhance community quarantine (MECQ) from Aug. 4 to 18.
Rubiano ordered the stricter implementation of the stay-at-home policy which allows residents to leave their homes only to buy food, medicine, and other essentials. Residents are also required to follow the market day scheme implemented by each of the 201 barangays in the city.
She also warned city residents that police and barangay watchmen were ordered to arrest those found violating the curfew hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The mayor said the ban on the public consumption of liquor and alcohol must strictly be observed. Residents are allowed to drink only inside their homes with no more than five persons, while the sale of alcohol shall be allowed only from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rubiano said dine-in restaurants will again be closed and only take-out will be allowed.
She also instructed barangay chairmen to place residents who need to isolate, but have no space in their homes to do so, in the city government’s isolation facilities at the Astrodome and Padre Burgos Elementary School.
The mayor said the city government placed at the Astrodome an additional 150 folding beds donated by Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines.