Makati City shuts down 2 establishments for violating quarantine protocols

Two business establishments in Makati City were recently shut down by the local government for violating general community quarantine (GCQ) protocols amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.


The city’s Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) identified the establishments as Casa Bambu in Barangay Poblacion and SMD Laundry in Barangay San Isidro.

Aside from their failure to implement GCQ protocols, the local government unit (LGU) of Makati said Casa Bambu is operating without a business permit, while SMD Laundry failed to renew its business permit.

Lawyer Michael Arthur "Don" Camiña, spokesperson of Makati LGU, said that the Makati Police reported Casa Bambu to the city government for violating GCQ protocols, saying some of its customers were even apprehended.


Meanwhile, a senior citizen filed a complaint against SMD Laundry over sanitary issues. "It was filed before the Makati Health Department."

The closure orders of the restaurant and laundromat were already posted in front of their establishments.

Mayor Abigail "Abby" Binay said the LGU conducts routine inspections on business establishments in the city to ensure that health and safety protocols are being observed amid the pandemic.

As of August 27, Makati City has 3, 362 confirmed cases of COVID-19; of which, the total of active cases is 1, 215 and 151 deaths.

The recovery rate in the city remains significantly high, having a total of 1, 996 recoveries.