The National Capital Region (NCR) implemented curfew on residents aged 17 years old and below from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Metro Manila Council chairperson Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said during an interview with dzBB that Metro Manila mayors are still undecided on curfew hours for adults. 

“’Yun pong ating curfew ipinatutupad po natin yan sa minor. Lahat po kami, local government unit sa Metro Manila, may specific ordinance. Yung atin pong mga 17 and below ‘yan po ay pinai-implement po ang ating curfew from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m.,” Olivarez said.

“Sa minor po ‘yan that is 17 years old and below, yung po adults wala pa pong curfew na pinagkakasunduan po doon,” he added.

Earlier this month, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) had placed the whole NCR under Alert Level 3 from January 3 to 15, 2022 due to the sudden uptick of Covid-19 infections in the country. 

Olivarez explained that the 17 mayors of the Metro Manila Council have also agreed to maintain the whole region under Alert Level 3 since the health care utilization rate of the region is already at 55%.

“Base sa data na ibinigay ng DOH (Department of Health) yung ating health care utilization rate ay umaabot ng 55%. Doon po sa pamantayan ng ating DOH at IATF yung pong 70% na healthcare utilization rate doon po umaabot yung Alert Level 4, so andoon pa po tayo sa Alert Level 3,” he explained.

Olivarez noted that they would analyze the situation next week to determine if there were improvements in the health care utilization rate. Ronald Espartinez