Magulang ng mga batang lumalabag sa curfew at ‘di nagsusuot ng face mask, ikukulong – Mayor Isko

Robie de Guzman   •   July 14, 2020   •   687

MANILA, Philippines – Nagbabala si Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso na papanagutin ang mga magulang ng mga batang mahuhuling lumalabag sa mga ordinansa ng lungsod gaya ng curfew at pagsusuot ng face mask sa gitna ng coronavirus crisis.

Ayon kay Domagoso, inatasan na niya ang Manila Police District (MPD) at Manila Social Welfare Department na hulihin at ikulong ang mga magulang ng mga menor de edad na hindi sumusunod sa mga nabanggit na ordinansa.

Ang hakbang ay kasunod ng mga ulat ng mga batang inaabutan ng mga otoridad sa kalsada kahit dis-oras na ng gabi at wala pang suot na face mask.

Sa datos ng MPD mula Marso 15 hanggang Hulyo 13, nasa 1,039 na ang nahuling lumabag sa Ordinance No. 8644 o ang Mandatory Use of Face Mask in the Public.

Nasa 9,367 naman ang nadakip dahil sa paglabag sa Curfew Ordinance. Karamihan sa mga nahuling pagala-gala sa kalsada sa oras ng curfew ay mga menor de edad.

“Kaya ngayon ang focus ng manila police district sa implementation ng curfew ordinance natin pati yung magulang kakasuhan natin yung mga pabayang magulang,” ani Police Brigadier General Rolando Miranda, MPD director.

Sa ilalim ng City Ordinance No. 8243 o ang Anti-Child Endangerment Ordinance, maaaring maharap sa multang P5,000 o kaya ay hanggang anim na buwang pagkakakulong ang isang magulang na napatunayang nagpabaya sa kanyang anak na may edad na 12 taong gulang pababa.

Multang P3,000 o kaya’y tatlong buwang pagkakakulong naman para sa mga magulang na nagpabaya sa kanilang mga anak na may edad 13 hanggang 14 taon habang P2,000 naman ang multa o isang buwang pagkakapiit ang parusa sa mga magulang na magpapabaya sa kanilang anak na may edad 15 hanggang 17 taong gulang. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Dante Amento)

Manila LGU bans street activities during Tondo, Pandacan feasts

Robie de Guzman   •   January 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Manila announced it has prohibited the conduct of street parties, stage shows, parades, and other crowd-drawing activities during Catholic feasts to be held in Tondo and Pandacan.

In a statement, the city government said Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso signed Executive Order No. 02 on January 12 which states the need to provide stringent guidelines and regulations to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during the celebration on January 16 to 17.

Domagoso said that such activities “can surely be an easy medium of COVID-19 spread and transmission thereby endangering the health, well-being, and safety of the general public.”

Definition of street party and other activities is as follows:

  • Street party – shall refer to a party in which many members of a single community, congregate either to observe an event of some importance or simply for mutual solidarity and enjoyment such as, but not limited to, Salu-Salo, dancing, and/or singing in groups along public streets
  • Stage show – shall refer to stage activities such as, but not limited to, beauty pageants, dance, and singing contests, stage plays, and other similar activities
  • Parade – shall refer to a public procession celebrating a special day or event such as but limited to Lakbayaw and other similar activities
  • Palarong Kalye – shall refer to all kinds of ball games such as, but not limited to, Basketball and Volleyball and other parlor games such as but not limited to Pabitin, Agawan Buko, Tumbang Preso, Sack Race and other similar games.

Apart from the ban on the said activities, observance of the curfew hours in the City of Manila will also be strictly implemented, as well as the liquor ban within Pandacan and Tondo areas, the city government said.

Barangay officials and members of the Manila Police District are likewise directed to ensure that rules and regulations under the Executive Order will be followed, it added.

LIST: Manila road closures, traffic rerouting starting January 8

Robie de Guzman   •   January 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Several roads near Quiapo Church will be closed to vehicular traffic starting Friday night in anticipation of the influx of Catholic devotees despite the cancellation of the annual Traslacion, local authorities said.

In an advisory, the Manila Police District Traffic Enforcement Unit said the following roads will be closed to motorists starting 10 p.m. Friday:

  • Southbound lane of Quezon Blvd. (Quiapo), from A. Mendoza/Fugoso to Carlos Palanca St.
  • Northbound Lane of Quezon Blvd from Carlos Palanca St. to Fugoso St.
  • Westbound lane of España Boulevard from P. Campa to A Mendoza St.
  • Stretch of Evangelista St. from P Paterno St. to Recto Ave.
  • Stretch of Palanca St. from Carriedo/Plaza Lacson to P Casal St.

The following roads will also be closed to motorists starting January 9 at 12 midnight and onwards:

  • Stretch of Ronquillo St. from Rizal Ave. to Plaza Sta. Cruz
  • Stretch of Bustos St. from Plaza Sta Cruz to Rizal Ave.

Local authorities said vehicles going to the southbound lane of Quezon Blvd from A. Mendoza must turn right to Fugoso St. then left to Rizal Avenue.

Vehicles going to the southbound lane of España Blvd must turn left to Nicanor Reyes St., or turn right to P. Campa St., then left to A. Mendoza St., then right to Fugoso St.

Motorists from McArthur Bridge intending to utilize Palanca St shall go straight to Rizal Ave. to point of destination.

Vehicles coming from Ayala Bridge intending to utilize Palanca St. shall go straight to P. Casal St. to point of destination.

Motorists from P. Burgos Ave. intending to utilize Quezon Bridge shall go straight to McArthur Bridge or Jones Bridge to point of destination.

Vehicles utilizing southbound lane of Rizal Ave. going to Ronquillo St. shall turn right to CM. Recto Ave., turn left to R. Regente St., to J. Luna St. turn left to Plaza Cervantes to Jones Bridge or go straight to Muelle dela Industria to Escolta to point of destination.

Motorists from McArthur Bridge intending to utilize Bustos St. shall go straight to Rizal Ave. to point of destination.

The city government earlier urged devotees to view the masses and other activities connected to the event via Facebook live which will be made available by Quiapo Church amid the threat of COVID-19.

Manila LGU to purchase COVID-19 vaccine for 200K residents

Robie de Guzman   •   January 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The city government of Manila is preparing for the roll out of its COVID-19 vaccination plan for an initial number of 200,000 residents, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said Monday.

In a statement, Domagoso said the city government is ready to execute a city-wide vaccine deployment operation once a vaccine has been approved for distribution and usage in the country.

Domagoso is also encouraging his constituents to register in the city’s vaccination portal at www.manilacovid19vaccine.com.

Mayor Isko said that through the launching of the pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine, the local government of Manila would be able to detect those interested having a vaccine.

“Ito yung pamamaraan ng syudad na pagiging maagap na inihahanda na natin kasi modesty aside, the City of Manila reserved already P200M since July and we’ve been talking to multinational pharmaceutical pharmacies even though they are in phase 2 at that time, at yan nagtagumpay yan kasi nagkaroon ng movement,” Domagoso said.

Likewise, the mayor said that non-disclosure agreements have already been signed with two multinational pharmaceutical companies last month.

“Ito yung paghahanda. Ngayon dalhin diyan, mayroon na agad kaming target market, sila na yung mauuna at mas mabilis kasi dahil alam namin na interesado ka, dahil alam namin you signed already the waiver you will be the first in line,” he said.

“Having said that, we will try to reach as many as possible because the first order that we are trying to eye in our own little way is 400,000 dosage that will serve 200,000 Manileños,” he added.

Domagoso assured that the city government will only use vaccines that are approved by the country’s Food and Drug Authority (FDA).

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