MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and neighboring provinces are placed under the general community quarantine (GCQ) with restrictions.
In his pre-recorded Talk to the Nation on Monday (May 31), President Rodrigo Duterte said that he has approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to extend the GCQ in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, also known as the NCR Plus, from June 1 to 15, 2021.
The president said that some restrictions shall still be in place in NCR Plus limiting the capacities of certain industries.
Meanwhile, from June 1 to 30, the following areas are placed under the GCQ status: Baguio City, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Abra in the Cordillera Administrative Region; Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino in Region 2; Batangas and Quezon in Region 4-A; Iligan City in Region 10; Davao City in Region 11; and Lanao del Sur and Cotabato City in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
On the other hand, Cagayan Province and the City of Santiago in Isabela in Region 2; Apayao, Benguet, and Ifugao in the Cordillera Administrative Region; Puerto Princesa City in Region 4B; Iloilo City in Region 6; Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga del Norte in Region 9; Cagayan de Oro City in Region 10; and Butuan City and Agusan del Sur in Caraga are placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) from June 1 to 15.
All other areas shall be placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) until the end of June.
As in previous announcements on areas under MECQ and GCQ, only essential travel shall be allowed. —/mbmf