NO FINAL DECISION YET ON ALLOWING MINORS TO GO TO MALLS IN AREAS UNDER GCQ
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Eduardo Año clarified that Metro Manila mayors are still debating on the matter.
He said the mayors would still have a discussion with the Philippine Pediatric Society as well as other health experts before coming up with a resolution.
“Noong Sunday nga lumabas ‘yung proposal nila. Ang sabi natin, gawin ninyo ang inyong resolution at ordinansa kasi ang mga LGU talaga ang mayroong responsibilidad diyan. Sa ngayon nagsasagawa pa sila ng pulong dahil hati kasi ang mayors ng Metro Manila at kailangan isa lang ang stand nila,” Año said.
“Ang update natin makikipag-meeting pa sila sa Philippine Pediatric Society para magkaroon sila ng discussion. Based doon sa kanilang consensus, ang sabi nila hindi pa sila handa dahil Christmas, puwede ‘yang ‘di matuloy. At kung sabihin naman nila na pupuwede ganitong edad, papayagan natin, accompanied by guardians or parents, we can adopt it,” he added.
On Monday night, Año said minors could already visit malls provided that they are accompanied by their parents. He clarified however that a local ordinance is needed before this will be enforced.