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NCR not ready yet for Alert Level 1 — DILG

INTERIOR and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año on Sunday cautioned that the National Capital Region should not be downgraded yet from Alert Level 2 to 1, especially with the ongoing national election campaign.

On Monday, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) will update quarantine guidelines effective February 15 to 28.

“Sa mga susunod na araw, kailangan talaga tayong magbantay pa dahil alam natin na papalapit nang papalapit ‘yan. Pa-igting nang pa-igting ‘yung kanilang pangangampanya, lalo na kapag pumasok na ‘yung (In the coming days, we really need to be on guard, as the election nears, poll activities are getting more intense especially at the start of the) local election period,” he said in a radio interview.

Candidates for the House of Representatives, regional, provincial, city, and municipal positions will begin their campaign on March 25.
Pag sinabi nating Alert Level 1, minimum public health standards na lang ma-iiwan diyan tapos lahat pwede na, 100 percent na halos lahat ng activity. Baka mabilaukan tayo rito (When we say Alert Level 1, only minimum health standards will be left and then everything is already allowed, all activities are almost 100 percent. We might not be able to handle it),’’ Año added.


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