Metro Manila residents will no longer be required to present quarantine passes once the region shifts to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) on Saturday.

Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez announced the decision of Metro Manila mayors in a Teleradyo interview on Friday.

Hindi na natin i-implement ang quarantine pass. Wala na pong quarantine pass sa MECQ pong yan,” Olivarez said.

Metro Manila will be under MECQ from Aug. 21 to 31.

During the MECQ, Olivares said the region-wide 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew would remain.

“Retain po muna natin yung 8 o’clock ng gabi hanggang 4 o’clock ng umaga. Same pa rin po yan, hindi pa po nagbabago yan,” he said.

Local government units are to decide whether to implement liquor bans in their jurisdictions, Olivarez added.

In a statement, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairperson Benhur Abalos said outdoor exercises would be allowed from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Malacañang earlier expressed confidence that Metro Manila would achieve population protection by September.

Once the vaccination milestone is achieved, it is expected that mobility restrictions in the region will be relaxed. John Ezekiel J. Hirro