Remulla allows public transportation amid MECQ in Cavite

Governor Jonvic Remulla announced on Tuesday (Aug. 4), that public transportation will be allowed in the province amid the implementation of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Mega Manila.

Governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Remulla Jr. (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

According to Remulla, this step is essential in assisting Cavite's 200,000 factory workers, with the manufacturing sector's continuous operation under MECQ.

"I take full responsibility. Kung meron pong labag sa batas o labag sa patakaran ng IATF, ito po ay desisyon ko at ako po ay mananagot para dito (If it goes against the law or the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases' guidelines, this is my decision and I'm accountable for it)," the governor said in a Facebook live session.

According to Remulla, the public transportation policy may change once companies are able to set up shuttle services for their employees.

In a Facebook Live session, the governor announced a stricter stay-at-home policy to be implemented over the next two weeks to reduce the transmission rate of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Remulla also discussed the provincial government's vaccine administration plan to be implemented once the shots are available for distribution.

According to the governor, the national government can only shoulder vaccines for 10 million people. Administering the shots for Caviteños will cost P6-billion, a hefty price tag for a province that only has a P5-billion budget.

"Ang pangako ko sa inyo, kahit iutang ko po at isangla ang lahat ng ari-arian ng ating lalawigan, ang Cavite ay magkakaroon ng vaccine. At kung magkakaroon ng vaccine, kailangan po may sistema ng pag-release ng vaccine (I promise you, even if I go into debt and pawn all the properties of our province, Cavite will have a vaccine. And if we're going to have a vaccine, we need a system for releasing it)," the governor said.

The provincial government is yet to announce its vaccine administration plan, but Remulla mentioned that it involves assigning a QR code for every resident and setting up a provincial database.