BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – As part of Baguio City’s no-nonsense efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the City Council has proposed strict health protocols for pets entering establishments like malls, groceries and restaurants.
A proposed new ordinance was passed on first reading by the city council, mandating pets to wear PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment) when brought inside public venues. Diapers will become mandatory under this proposal.
Meanwhile, a city councilor who remains unnamed for now is planning to propose amendments to the ordinance requiring pets to wear face masks and face shields, in addition to being temperature screened. They must also maintain a one meter distance from their owners.
The councilor told The Adobo Chronicles that since most pet owners consider their animals as their children, there is no reason for their pets to be exempted from minimum health protocols.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leave it to Health Secretary Francisco Duque to strictly implement the physical distancing rule mandated by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infection Diseases (IATF) as a way to prevent to further spread of Covid-19.
Duque has been making the rounds of public markets, groceries and other venues, complete with his measuring tape, making sure that the one-meter physical distancing rule is followed by all.
Now, with what appears to be a new surge of new Covid-19 cases, especially in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces, the Department of Health has recommended for IATF’s approval a new, additional physical distancing rule.
The new mandate will require all Filipino citizens waiting in line for their takeout orders to keep at least one meter distance between their legs. Fast food restaurants and similar venues are required to set up markers to guide customers so they could properly and accurately spread their legs.
LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles, L.A. Bureau) – The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has issued as subpoena to Rodrigo Duterte to appear in California to explain what police found to be the Philippine President’s fake driver license. The California ID was found in an undisclosed location, and it had the President’s photograph. The license was under the name of a “Norman D.”
LAPD told The Adobo Chronicles that it has launched an investigation for possible violation of federal and state laws on falsification of public documents.
“It’s either Duterte stole and faked the license of Norman D, or Norman D faked his license using Duterte’s photo,” LAPD said.
The LAPD acknowledges that it would be very difficult for Duterte to personally appear in California because of current Covid-19 travel restrictions, particularly for senior citizens. Duterte turns 76 on March 28. However, the Department said Duterte can designate an alter ego who is able to travel and personally appear in Los Angeles as soon as possible.
When asked about the subpoena, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said, “Hindi ko po alam. Wala pong nabanggit ang Pangulo sa akin.” (I don’t know. The President has not mentioned anything to me.)