QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Last August 19, the National Capital Region, including Quezon City, was placed under a less restrictive General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The move by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases was seen as a balancing act between ensuring the health safety of the population in the Covid-19 pandemic and the health of the economy.
Nevertheless, even under GCQ, cities within NCR will continue to observe curfew hours, and some still impose a liquor ban or some variation of it.
In Quezon City however, residents got confused over an infographic that renamed “curfew” to “public safety” hours.
Many interpreted the hours to mean “happy” hours which for them signaled the total lifting of both curfew and the liquor ban.
The public is advised not to drink to that. Yet.
Here’s the full infographic from the QC government: