Jul 9, 2020

The national government and Metro Manila mayors are currently working on a resolution to issue a “common ordinance” on wearing face masks in public. In his latest press briefing, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the proposal to institutionalize existing policies on wearing face masks gained traction during their last Cabinet meeting.

“Doon sa huling pagpupulong po ng ilang mga miyembro ng gabinete sa mga Metro Manila mayors, minungkahi na po na magkaroon ng common ordinance para po magpataw ng parusa sa mga taong hindi nagsusuot ng mask sa mga pampublikong lugar,” he said.

Although he stressed that health protocols must be enforced thoroughly, Roque noted that the ordinance on wearing face masks will be implemented based on human experience. People who are removing their face masks to eat or drink only need to explain to the authorities if questioned.

“Alam niyo po ang pag-inom talagang kinakailangan ng taumbayan. Siguro naman po, explain lang natin sa mga pumupuna na ang ginagawa lang natin ay tinanggal lang natin ang mask para uminom. Wala naman pong problema yun ‘pag na-explain,” he added.


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