Muntinlupa imposes city-wide curfew amidst COVID-19 scare

In connection to the State of Calamity it has recently declared and the implementation of a community quarantine set by the Metro Manila Council, the Muntinlupa City government has passed an ordinance implementing a city-wide curfew.

Signed last March 14, 2020, the ordinance orders that no individual within the city be roaming the streets of Muntinlup from 8pm to 5am starting March 16 until April 14, 2020.

“This ordinance shall cover all persons within the territorial jurisdiction of Muntinlupa,” as stated in the ordinance.

Exemptions to the city-wide curfew are the following:

a. Those who work at night such as call center agents, hospital personnel such as doctors, nurses, and other health personnel, ambulance drivers, security guards and those who may be allowed by the Task Force
b. Delivery of basic necessities like food and medicines
c. Public transport services (buses, jeepneys, tricycles and the like) as determined by the Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau
d. Peace and Order Personnel both in the city and barangay levels as determined by the Local Chief Executive
e. Emergency cases as determined by the Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau

Authorities will be imposing fines.

First offense – P1,000
Second offense – P2,500
Third offense – P5,000

Everyone is asked to follow the curfew hours.

Aside from the City-Wide Curfew being implemented, the following ordinances were also approved:

• Anti-Hoarding Ordinance to restrict bulk-buying of basic and prime commodities amid COVID-19 emergency situation

• Banning the sale of liquor in Muntinlupa during the community quarantine to prevent gathering among residents

• Temporary closure of malls and other establishments except stores providing essential services

• Temporary closure of public and private recreational facilities that require close person-to-person contact (i.e. gym, beauty parlors, spa, basketball courts, etc)

Muntinlupa City is also now under the State of Calamity to enable the LGU to access quick response fund amid COVID-19 emergency situation.

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