DILG Describes Proposed “No Vaccine, No Entry” in Lapu-Lapu City as Discriminatory

EO Implementing “No Vaccine, No Entry” in Lapu-Lapu City Described by DILG as Discriminatory

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año has described the proposed “No Vaccine, No Entry” in Lapu-Lapu City as a discriminatory act.

On Wednesday (July 28, 2021), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has expressed his opposition towards the executive order prohibiting the entry of unvaccinated individuals to enter Lapu-Lapu City.

“Hindi pa napapanahon ‘yung mga ganiyang policy kasi discriminatory pa rin siya at very prescriptive sa mga hindi pa bakunado,” Año said.

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Only vaccinated people will be allowed to enter public and private markets including department stores, supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience stores in Lapu-Lapu City starting August 25.

The DILG Secretary opposed the order knowing that the Philippines has no enough supply of vaccines. Año’s office is already coordinating with Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan to discuss the order.

The Interior Secretary encouraged everyone not to discriminate the unvaccinated and encourage them to get vaccinated.

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Chan also said city government gives residents nearly a month to get vaccinated. The Executive Order No. 2021-040 received criticisms online two days after it was released.

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