Articles worth reading

Manila News

Photo courtesy of: ABS-CBN

Tondo lockdown starts 

account_balanceManila News account_circleMylene Santos chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The Tondo District in Manila was placed on 48-hour hard lockdown starting 5 a.m. of May 3.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno imposed the lockdown to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and allow for disease surveillance, verification and rapid risk assessment.

The hard lockdown will end on Tuesday, May 5, at 5 a.m.

Tondo 1 District has been identified as the second area in Manila with the highest number of COVID-19 cases.

During hard lockdown, mass testing for COVID-19 will continue.

All residents will be strictly confined to their residences and prohibited from going outside of their homes, except for health workers, officers and members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and government workers.

Also exempted are those working in pharmacies, drug stores and funeral home establishments; public utility companies such as energy companies, cable, internet and other telecommunication, water, sanitation companies and critical transport facilities, including port operation.

Moreover, exemption is extended to service workers providing daily essential services including delivery of essential good cargoes, food delivery services, banking and money transfer services; barangay chairpersons, secretaries, treasurers, kagawads and executive officers.

Meanwhile, merchants in the Divisoria area within the vicinity of Barangays number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 will be allowed to vend within the allowable time and place prescribed by the city.

All other commercial, industrial, retail, institutional and other activities not mentioned in the above exemptions in the said district shall be suspended within the specified period of shutdown, the order stated.

Before the lockdown, family food packs were given to residents in all the barangays of Tondo 1.

Moreno appealed to residents to follow the rules and stay home.

Manila Police District (MPD) chief Police Brigadier General Rolando Miranda said they will implement the same strategy in Tondo 1 as that imposed in Sampaloc when it was placed under hard lockdown recently.

"Halos parehas lang ang ginagawa nating strategy dito, magkaiba lang ang kultura at diversity ng tao na ima-manage namin ngayon," he said in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB on Sunday.

"Magkaiba ang lugar ng Sampaloc at Tondo. Dito sa Tondo, mas marami tayong ia-allow na tao sa labas dahil nandito ang pier. It caters to the national economy. Hindi natin pwedeng i-hamper ang komersyo," he added.

Regarding possible violators of the hard lockdown, Miranda said the MPD will implement maximum tolerance but will use force if necessary.

"Mga pulis, dapat magpatupad ng maximum tolerance. But if necessary, they are authorized to use force. 'Wag daanin sa dahas ang makukulit. Kapag matigas ang ulo arestuhin, kapag marahas, paluin na lamang," he added.

Miranda however is confident Tondo 1 residents will stay home amid the hard lockdown.

"''Yung mga taga-Tondo naman, disiplinado na," he said.


date_rangeDate Published
5 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Photo courtesy of: My Makati

Makati launches online pre-marriage counseling 

account_balanceMakati chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Makati Mayor Abby Binay today announced that the Makati Social Welfare Department (MSWD) has launched its Online Pre-Marriage Counselling service for the safety and convenience of couples applying for a marriage license during the pandemic. The mayo...

Photo Courtesy of Manila PIO

Manila passes anti-discrimination ordinance 

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode1 hour ago

Manila has passed an anti-discrimination ordinance that penalizes discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in the city, according to a report by GMA News. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno signed ...

Photo Courtesy of Manila PIO

Manila sends relief goods to fire victims

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

Nagpadala ng mga food boxes sina Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso, Vice Mayor Maria Sheilah "Honey" Lacuna-Pangan at ang Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW) sa mga nasunugan noong Biyernes, ika-23 ng Oktubre sa Brgy. ...

The struggles in 2020 of the casino industry in the Philippines

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 month ago

Do you want to learn more about the challenges and predictions for the gambling industry in the Philippines? Find all answers in this article!

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Muntinlupa to open molecular lab next week Cashless toll collection to start Dec. 1 5 agencies targetted in corruption investigation Typhoon 'Quinta' leaves damage worth P429 million Some LGUs ask gov't to reconsider quarantine status LTO releases new motorcycle plates Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature