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Lacson wants anti-terror bill passed without changes

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Senator Panfilo Lacson said there is no need to make amendments to the controversial anti-terror bill once it is enacted into a law. "I don’t think we need to amend this bill once approved into law, enacted into law, but it can be refined...

DOTr requires jeepneys to distribute contract tracing forms

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 Inilatag ng Department of Transportation (DOTr) ang suhestiyon nila para sa contact tracing ng mga pasahero ngayong nakatakdang bumalik pasada ang mga tradisyunal na jeepney sa lansangan ngayong Biyernes. "Ang suggestion ko d'yan dapa...

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Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro

Marikina businesses asked to hire residents

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Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro encouraged businesses in the city reope­ning under the general community quarantine (GCQ) to hire only residents amid lingering fears over the new coronavirus disease.

The measure was one of several drawn up by Teodoro in Executive Order No. 22, or the Health and Safety Standards for Businesses, Industries and Establishments in Marikina, as the GCQ unfolds against the backdrop of rising coronavirus cases in the country.

Recent data suggests Mari­kina has been one of the most successful cities in Metro Manila at curbing the spread of the disease, but the porous nature of borders in the capital makes hi­ring from the local community an important way to “curb the possible importation of COVID-19.”

It will also restrict the movement of workers, according to the EO, particularly as public transportation has yet to begin operating at full force.

Marikina has undertaken one of the most ambitious testing programs for returning workers, shouldering the costs of tests for at least 5,465 tricycle drivers, 4,312 shoe industry workers and 1,600 personnel in other factories.

Nearly 2,000 city hall employees have also been tested for COVID-19. While other cities have shifted the responsibility for testing to the private sector, the city government has made it central to its COVID-19 response, aiming to extend free testing to as many residents as possible.
Under EO No. 22, emplo­yees are required to wear face masks not just in public but in their workplaces as well. Physical distancing of 1 meter will also be enforced, while all establishments are required to conduct temperature checks and regular health checkups.

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