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Pwedeng umorder ng midnight snack! Isko Moreno allows 24/7 operation of take-out, food delivery services in Manila

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has allowed take-out and delivery services of all food establishments in the city to operate 24/7 to protect the livelihood of food industry workers.

Moreno on Wednesday, August 19 issued Executive Order No. 35 allowing all take-out and food delivery services to operate on a 24-hour basis.

He said it was the city government’s “own little way to protect jobs of Manilans and to help businesses operate and survive the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The executive order allows restaurants to operate beyond the curfew hours of the city, provided that it shall cater only to those authorized persons outside of residence.

Moreno said food establishments should be compliant with the protocols prescribed by Department of Tourism, or by the joint guidelines issued by the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment, and Department of Health.

Under the general community quarantine, all food establishments are “allowed to operate at thirty percent venue capacity, provided that it strictly adheres to minimum public health standards at all times as set by the government such as but not limited to social distancing protocols.