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    New curfew hours for Metro Manila under MECQ out

    MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Manila Council (MMC) have agreed to impose new curfew hours across the metropolis starting Monday, April 12 as the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starts.

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    Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos said that the Metro Manila mayors have agreed to implement unified curfew hours from 8pm to 5am starting April 12 until the end of MECQ on April 30.

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    Abalos also noted that the local chief executives, under the new rules approved by the IATF, have powers in adjusting curfew hours in the National Capital Region.

    The MMC, composed of the 17 LGUs of Metro Manila, is the policy-making body of the MMDA.

    Meanwhile, authorized persons outside residence (APOR) are still exempted from the curfew provided they show proof of identification or certificate of employment to authorities.

    Metro Manila, as part of the NCR Plus bubble, has been in enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), with curfew hours of 6 pm to 5 am.

    — The Summit Express

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