MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Davao and Naga cities have been placed under MECQ with reservations, in what was described by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases as a new and more updated community quarantine category.
The new classification, which will be in effect from June 15-30, 2021, was imposed by the IATF after Vice President Leni Robredo criticized Davao City’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and then offered to help its City Mayor, Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio.
It also came as the Octa Research raised a red flag on Naga City, Robredo’s hometown, due to the rising Covid-19 cases.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque told The Adobo Chronicles that the IATF didn’t have much confidence in the ability of Robredo to deal with both the Davao and Naga cases, and that’s the reason it came up with the new category of MECQ with reservations.
“The IATF members had expressed reservations that that the Vice President would be able to make a dent in the Covid crisis being experience by the two cities,” Roque said.