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QC clarifies: Enforcers who flagged partially vaxxed commuter ain’t from LGU

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The local government of Quezon City distanced itself on Tuesday, January 18, from the plight of unvaccinated commuters after a partially vaccinated woman was caught on camera being barred from riding a public utility bus.

The woman, known as “Diane,” was featured in a GMA News report crying because she had difficulty going to work on Monday, January 17, the first day of the implementation of the government’s “No Vaccination, No Ride” policy.

Diane’s vaccination card was issued by the Quezon City government.

In a statement, the local government said the traffic enforcers who barred Diane from riding a bus were from the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group.

“Sa Quezon City, magiging maunawain ang lokal na pamahalaan sa sinumang nakatapos ng first dose at magpapa-schedule pa lamang ng second dose, o kaya naman ay may medical condition kaya hindi makapagbakuna,” it said.

The local government said it is inviting unvaccinated commuters to get the COVID-19 jab.

“Sa ngayon, nagbibigay pa lamang ng babala o ‘warning’ ang ating law enforcement cluster. Para naman sa mga gustong magpabakuna, sila ay inihahatid ng ating QBus papunta sa vaccination site,” it said.