On March 24, the Muntinlupa city council passed an ordinance to convert the Ospital ng Muntinlupa into a COVID-19 testing facility. The government would procure polymerase chain reaction machines and testing kits. The city already houses the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Alabang, one of the medical facilities accredited by the DOH to perform COVID-19 testing in the Philippines. Two days later, the council passed an ordinance to extend the payment deadlines for real property tax and corporate tax until three months after the original deadline.
On March 9, Marikina Pasig, and Quezon City each record its first COVID-19 case. The cities of San Juan, Marikina, and Pasay suspended classes for all levels amid the announcement of the first case of community transmission in the metropolis. The next day, on March 10, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the closure of all schools, colleges, and universities in Metro Manila from March 10 to 14.
Tricycle drivers were mandated by the city government to transport a maximum of three passengers per ride in observance of the national government’s social distancing guidelines. Following the moratorium on mass public transportation during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, the Marikina government launched on March 18 free shuttle bus services to ferry front line health professionals from across the city to its hospitals. Robredo’s shuttle services travel five routes around Metro Manila, connecting the major hospitals. On March 18, Mayor Sotto pledged to give both regular and contractualized government employees their full salaries during the duration of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, while emergency front line workers would receive hazard and overtime pays.
If you are someone who travels through the metro, you are no stranger to the morning rush. People are always running around and trying to catch the train before the door closes. And no matter how packed a coach maybe, people find a way to squeeze themselves inside the metro. A video of a man trying to squeeze in Mumbai metro is going viral on the internet.
On March 13, the Valenzuela city council approved an ordinance prohibiting the hoarding and panic buying of essential goods. On April 6, 2020, Mayor Belmonte signed an executive order penalizing any act of discrimination against persons suspected or confirmed to have the coronavirus, as well as front liners and their families. By March 21, the Parañaque chat app takeover talks with microsoft government had distributed around 100,000 relief goods to 14,000 “vulnerable households” across the city. Prior to President Duterte’s declaration of a partial lockdown on Metro Manila, Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco had already suspended classes at all levels in the city for March 9 as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19.
All Metro Manila mayors agree to recommend the region to shift to GCQ by June 1, while the local chief executives may still implement localized lockdowns only on places with high COVID-19 cases. City residents demand the safety audit of all metro projects going on in the city with immediate effect. In response to a tagged video post on Twitter by a user, the DMRC had on Saturday had said, “Hi, thank you for reaching out. Kindly mention the coach number and current station for further assistance”.
‘Fast fashion is still an appealing option for so many people, especially young people who are experimenting with their style and want to find what suits them cheaply,’ he says. ‘While there are so many problems with fast fashion, it has democratised an industry that was previously exclusive for the very rich. However, it was the sale of Missguided, once the brand sitting pretty at the top of the e-tailer tree, even boasting a documentary following its success, that exemplified shift in consumers’ attitudes to fast fashion.
The MNPD confirmed to The Tennessean that they did swing by the party but did not cite anyone for violating the city’s mask mandate or ban on gatherings of more than 25 people. If all of that has you confused and horrified, congratulations on sheltering in place — and apparently avoiding the Nashville internet for the past 48 hours. Images and videos from the party started appearing online Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Many of the partygoers behind the posts have since made their accounts private or deleted their posts altogether, apparently surprised by the fact that everyone is mad at them. The resulting furor even prompted the makers of Pickers Vodka to release a statement clarifying that they were not officially involved with the party.