An official of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) favors placing house marking on the homes of families who test positive for COVID-19.
According to DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño, local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila should consider placing house markings.
“Maganda ‘yan. Kasi dati titirahin ka ng human rights… eh noong namamatay ang kapitbahay, mabuti ‘yan na may yellow tag,” said Diño.
Diño, on the other hand, suggested wearing a vaccination card or making it look like an ID for residents every time they leave the house.
Diño also argued that the implementation of granular lockdowns should remain unannounced or without notice.
“‘Pag in-annouce mo ‘yan, mamaya mag-alisan, kasama ang mga positive, lumipat ng lugar, doon maghasik ng lagim,” he said.
DILG exec favors placing ‘marking’ on homes COVID-19 patients
Many residents opposed the sudden implementation of lockdowns because they were not ready. The LGUs have ensured that there will be assistance for those affected by the restrictions.
DILG is leaving it to local governments whether to make a surprise move or give notice to the areas to be locked down.
“Kung minsan po ang ginagawa ng mga LGUs para hindi umalis, at lumipat ng ibang bahay ‘yung mga ila-lockdown, ay kaagad-agad nilang nila-lockdown ang isang lugar. But will leave it now to the discretion of the LGUs kung sila ba ay biglang magla-lockdown lamang or magbibigay sila ng advance warning sa mga lugar na ito,” said DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya.
Meanwhile, nearly 37,000 violators were recorded in the first three days of implementing the alert level system in Metro Manila or from Thursday to Saturday.
According to Philippine National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, half were given a warning, while 44 percent were ticketed.
The remaining 6 percent, Eleazar said, were taken to police stations for other violations.