Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla announced early Friday morning, December 4, that only those ages 15 to 65 are allowed inside malls.
The governor retracted his first announcement that the Cavite LGU would allow children 10 years old and above would be permitted to visit the malls.
He said that he immediately made guidelines after the IATF agreed to allow minors inside malls.
“First of all, allow me to sincerely apologize as I take full responsibility for my announcement of the new mall policy last Dec 2 & 3. Pagkatapos ko mabasa sa pahayagan na pumayag na ang IATF na papasukin sa mall ang mga accompanied minors ages 15 below ay mabilisan naman ako gumawa ng patakaran para dito,” Remulla said in a Facebook post.
But he had a change of heart after learning that Interior Secretary Eduardo Año that there is still no clear policy on the matter yet.
“Kahapon ay nagbago na naman ang direksyon: Wala pang malinaw na patakaran ukol sa mga minors sa mall, ayon kay Sec. Año,” he said.
Cavite Gov. Remulla says only ages 15 to 65 years old allowed inside malls
“As of today December 4, only those ages 15 to 65 years old shall be permitted to enter the mall premises, and mall hours shall remain the same,” Remulla clarified.
governor also apologized for rushing into the decision, saying he just wanted the young people to enjoy since they stayed at their homes for quite a long time now due to the quarantine restrictions.
“I was wrong to be too enthusiastic in the resumption of personal freedom for the people of Cavite. I take full responsibility and I apologize. Ang kagustuhan ko lang naman ay mapagbigyan ang mga kabataan na matagal nang naka-bartolina sa bahay. Makaramdam man lang sana ng kaunting saya ang mga bata na makapasyal ngayong kapaskuhan kasama ang buong pamilya,” he said.
Remulla announced on Thursday that children above ten years old are now allowed inside malls in the provided as long as their parents or guardians accompany them.
“Ang mga accompanied minors na puwede pumasok ng mall must be 10 and above,” Remulla said in a Facebook post yesterday.
He also said senior citizens or those above 60 years old are also allowed to go to the malls even without a company.