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Bawal pasaway! QC to tap citizens in ensuring businesses’ compliance to quarantine rules

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The Quezon City government will tap citizens to report on establishments that violate minimum health standards as quarantine guidelines ease.

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said the city government will open a link on its official website where residents can report violators.

“Dahil mas marami nang tao ang lalabas sa kanilang mga tahanan, kailangang mas paigtingin pa natin ang pagbabantay, lalo na sa mga establisimyento na pupuntahan ng karamihan. The key to prevent a spike in cases is to ramp up our surveillance and enforcement efforts, and this is where we need the help of QCitizens because our frontliners can only do so much,” she said.

The city plans to shorten public safety hours to 12 midnight to 4 a.m. with the exemption of essential activities that operate on a 24-hour basis, such as market operations, food take-out and delivery, pharmacies, hospitals, convenience stores, and delivery of goods.

Persons aged 18 to 65 will be allowed to leave home, provided they have company ID, government-issued ID, school ID, Authorized Person Outside Residence (APOR) ID, barangay ID or certification. They will not be required to present quarantine passes, but it will be honored as an alternative to the previously mentioned IDs.

The shortened curfew period and the allowing of 18 to 65 years old to go out have been approved earlier by Metro Manila mayors.