Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez echoed on Tuesday the call of President Duterte for the strict enforcement of minimum health protocols and guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
Olivarez issued a Memorandum Order urging law enforcers not to waste the gains the local government has made in its efforts to curb the transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Based on data from the City Health Office, it showed a significant drop in the number of COVID-19 cases in the city due to the strict implementation and enforcement of the health protocols during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
He said the strict implementation and enforcement of health protocols resulted in the downgrading of the quarantine classification of the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus to MECQ.
The mayor told local enforcers that the gains achieved from the zealous enforcement of the minimum health protocols should not only be preserved but must outgrow the ills that COVID-19 brought to the country.
Olivarez said President Duterte has urged all local government officials, particularly those in the barangay who are at the forefront of the war against COVID-19, to strictly enforce the minimum health protocols and the national guidelines imposed by the IATF during MECQ.
Those who fail to heed the directives will be prosecuted for dereliction of duty and administrative liability.