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In Baguio City, Pets Must Observe Minimum Health Protocols

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.

All for one, one for all.

NCR Under MECQ Flakes Beginning May 1

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – All 17 Metro Manila mayors have preempted President Rodrigo Duterte’s upcoming announcement on the community quarantine status of the NCR+ (National Capital Region and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal and Laguna) effective May 1. NCR+ has been under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine or MECQ for the period ending April 30.

In a consensus decision, the mayors said they will put their respective jurisdictions under MCEQ Flakes which includes shortening the curfew hours to 10pm to 4am.

Residents of Metro Manila and nearby provinces praised the mayors’ decision, saying it truly reflects their being total flakes.

The Cambridge Dictionary defines “flake” as ‘a person you cannot trust to remember things or to do what they promise, or someone who behaves in a strange way.’

How appropriate.

Baguio City To Home-Quarantine Citizens Aged 20-29?

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Beginning February 1, the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio City, will be placed under the stricter General Community Quarantine, or GCQ.

Among the restrictions is that children under the age of 15 and seniors over 65 must stay home at all times except when engaging in essential activities or seeking medical services.

But a just-released study in shows that from March to December of 2020, those in the 20-29 age group comprised the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Baguio.

This alarmed city officials who are reportedly considering an amendment to the community quarantine rules. The proposed change would impose strict home quarantine for citizens and tourists aged 20-29.

Will it be time for children and seniors to rise and shine? And be finally set free? With proper use of face mask and face shield, plus physical distancing, of course.