Metro Manila will have shortened curfew hours starting April 12 as the capital region shifts to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos said that Metro Manila mayors had agreed to implement curfew hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until the end of MECQ on April 30.

Abalos also noted that the local chief executives, under the new rules approved by the IATF, were given powers to adjust curfew hours in the NCR.

He said authorized persons under outside residence (APOR) were still exempted from the curfew provided that they showed certificates of employment or proofs of identification.

During ECQ, curfew hours in Metro Manila were from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The NCR-Plus bubble has been placed under MECQ from April 12 until 30. Arvee Christine R. Biscocho