MMDA Confirms Mayors Want MGCQ By March After Votes

MMDA Confirms Metro Mayors Want Shift To MGCQ By March

MMDA CONFIRMS MGCQ VOTE – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) confirmed that the Mayors of Manila want to implement a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) by March.

Recently, President Rodrigo Duterte said he would be looking into a proposal to implement an MGCQ throughout the entirety of the Philippines. However, OCTA researchers believe this to be a costly risk.

Meanwhile, the MMDA now confirms that heads of Manila voted to shift from a general community quarantine (GCQ) to a MGCQ. Based on an article from Inquirer, MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos Jr. said:

MGCQ won. In fact, this is the position of the whole of Metro Manila

MMDA Confirms Mayors Want MGCQ By March After Votes
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However, he did not disclose which Mayor voted in favor of easing quarantine restrictions in the Metro. But, despite the winning vote, Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro was vocal in his opposition to the move.

He said that a majority of the mayors in Manila went with the majority vote. As per the article, he said:

It will be the position of the Metro Manila mayors. We might not agree. Everybody might not agree with the decision but our consensus is we will defer to the wisdom of the majority

Still, he was weary if whether or not the Metro was ready for an ease in lockdown restrictions. Furthermore, he said that he was okay with easing restrictions. But, he emphasized that measures need to be taken to ensure that another outbreak is prevented.

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