Pasay issues new guidelines under stricter GCQ

Published May 16, 2021, 10:41 AM

by Jean Fernando

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto- Rubiano said the city government will fully comply with all the guidelines set by the national government under the heightened general community quarantine (GCQ) status of Metro Manila and its nearby provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan.

Rubiano said they opted to formulate their own guidelines to efficiently and effectively implement the basic health and safety protocol requirements of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

“Ang ating city council po ay mabilis na nagpulong para gumawa ng mga panuntunan upang matiyak naming talagang masusunod ito ng ating mga minamahal na mga kababayan, para na rin sa kanilang kapakanan at kaligtasan (Our city council immediately arranged a meeting to form rules and regulations to ensure that it will be followed by the residents for their welfare and safety),” the mayor said.

Under Executive Order No. 41, Rubiano said that strict home quarantine shall be observed in all households starting May 15 to 31 to minimize the possibility of contracting the virus.

She said this is also to ensure that the movement of all residents will be limited only to accessing essential goods and services and for work in permitted offices or establishments as well as activities allowed by the IATF.

Persons below 18 and above 65 years old shall also be required to remain in their residences at all times, as well as pregnant women and people with comorbidities and health risks.

The city government also reinforced the mandatory wearing of face mask and face shield in public places.

The residents are also required to strictly comply with the assigned market day schedule of their respective barangays and must observe the minimum health standards.

Rubiano said a market day scheme at Pasay City Public Market was imposed for all the 201 barangays in the city.

Duly licensed liquor dealers may also continue to sell their products from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. but only residents of the city are allowed to purchase during the window hours and are required to show proof of residency.

The mayor added all businesses are allowed to operate under the heightened GCQ but must stilll comply with required health standards.

Business establishments are also required to conduct regular disinfection of high-touch objects such as doorknobs, buttons, keypads, handles, tables, chairs and counters, and in high-traffic locations and common areas.