Lawmaker calls for 30-day extension of Luzon-wide quarantine

A congressman is recommending another 30-day extension of the enhanced community quarantine, noting that

4/1/2020 9:02:00 AM

A congressman is recommending another 30-day extension of the enhanced community quarantine, noting that 'science' and 'common sense' would prove that the country is still grappling with the COVID-19 crisis

A congressman is recommending another 30-day extension of the enhanced community quarantine, noting that

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 1) —A congressman from Metro Manila has proposed another 30-day extension of the enhanced community quarantine, noting that"science" and"common sense" would prove that the Philippines is still grappling with the COVID-19 crisis.

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"Science, the experience of other countries and common sense would dictate that the Philippine government should extend the enhanced community quarantine for another 30 days as we continue to grapple with hard facts on the real statistics of COVID-19 spread in our communities," said Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice.

Erice, a senior vice chair of the House committee on Metro Manila Development, noted that the"gains" of the ongoing 30-day Luzon-wide quarantine will only be put to waste if there will be no extension."The ECQ would most likely result [in] the resurgence of the dreaded virus and more likely would affect the blighted areas of urban centers," the congressman said.

He also stressed the need for government to use all resources so that food supply goes to the low-income households affected by the crisis.Inter-Agency Task Force spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Thursday described the situation as"far from over."

"Totoo po iyon. Hanggang wala pang vaccine, then ito nga ang sinasabi nating'new normal' (That is true. As long as there's no vaccine, then this is what we call the 'new normal')," Nograles said.He earlier said that the task force has not yet made a decision

whether the Luzon-wide lockdown will be lifted, extended, or expanded to other areas.It has been 16 days since President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire Luzon under the enhanced community quarantine. It has also been a week since he signed into law the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act which gives him additional powers to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Both chambers of Congress have yet to convene forsubmitted by Duterte last Monday. Read more: CNN Philippines »

Paano nalang yung mga taong gusto makasama and hindi makauwi sa kani knilang bahay due to the lockdown. Gusto nila makasama at syempre mas alagaan pa ang pamilya nila, i guess sana kahit paonti onti ilift yung ECQ I am 100% agree Pauwein nyo muna kami sa province..simula pinatupad ako community quarantine o lockdown na yan ni isang butil ng bigas walang dumampi.. may brgy pumonta namingay d kami binigyan kc daw dalawa lang kami ng kapatid ko. Isang lang kami sa nwalan ng trabaho at nangu2pahan lang.

Itigil nyo na yang kalukuhan nyo dyan sa kongreso, dapat pag aralan nyo nang maigi yong mga nilalaman ng alimpatakan nyo, mahirap na bansa lang tayo huwag nating gayahin yng ibang bansa na nag uumapaw ang mga groceries na inaabot ng expiration dahil hindi maubos ubos. Andito pala ung mga pilipino na puro pangangaladkad sa pilipinas ang alam. Baka isisi nyo pa sa sa pinas kung bakit naging oandemic ung covid19. Kung marami kayo reklamo, sumama na lang kayo sa frontline para naman may pakinabang yung mga pinaglalaban nyo!

Mass testing without enough testing kits, lockdown extension for 1 more month, discrimination to all health workers, government corrupts, abuse of power, not enough food for all and the hard headed people who didn't follow simple instructions. This reason can kill us all. 😭 Not yet confirmed I hear quarantine exposures

just forced quarantine the PUI and PUMs on a nice place complete amenities and with health workers and more support on doctors and nurses and hospital facilities and PPEs. strict contact tracing and quarantine sites. please just strict forced quarantine of the pUI and PUM and more support on the medical staffs PPEs and precautionary measures social distancing is the answer

its management: from quarantine sites segregation, testings, and hospital medicines and facilities and more support on the frontliners PPEs , food, meds, shelters. MassTestingNowPH ang kailangan, hindi pasismo! TANGINANG GOBYERNO ‘TO! I hang nyo muna patuwad si Dutae. That's a better lifting 😂😂😂 You cant treat a diseases without pain

Dead right. Common sense nga naman. Damn, quoted science. Then I guess we have to. Hindi ba dapat DOH ang magrerecommend ng ganyan? Okay sana but, economy will fall. With that comes social unrest, violence, starvation and the so on. Pero it would be the logical choice sana. Kaso sarili bago bayan kasi ang governing tactics ng mga pulpoltiko natin sa lower strands ng government eh.

If they suggest extension, then they should plan ahead to avoid poor implementation. They should ensure that supply is not stopped, no shortages and provide for those who are truly in need during this lockdown. Whoever invented the idea to apply home quarantine to asymptomatic yet positive COVID-19 patients is nuts, bobo, tanga, gunggong, ang utak nasa talampakan! Siempre makakahawa yan ng iba lalo na sa urban poor community! Lalong dadami. I-isolate nyo ng lugar, wag sa kumunidad.

I wonder if Rep. Erice, in his proposal, would also like to lobby for a more efficient distribution of the government aid promised so that people can stay home as needed. 3 weeks into the ECQ, many have yet to receive financial aid as promised. Hindi rin po ganon kadali mag MassTestingPH. Iilang medical professionals vs. the number of Filipinos to be tested. It'll take weeks or months for each individual to be tested.

Tingin ko hindi sapat ang 1 month No need for a 30day extension Sila lang ang makikinabang, habang ang mamayang Pilipino ay patuloy na magdurusa. Wag na oi! Wala nga kayo mapakain ang bobo kasi ng gobyerno enero palang binibigyan na sila ng babala pero anong ginawa nila binalewala lang nila ito mahal na mahal kasi nila ang tsina potangina!

Sino na naman congressman nag suggest nito? we are Indians we want to go back to India please help us to meet our family 😢 Dito sa pinas mahirap na magtiwla sa labas lalot my mga tao talaga dugyot at irresponsible,makaubo wagas kala mo nasa bahay lg nila,makadura wagas kung kailn gusto dumura kahit may tao sa likod go lng!!haist!!Coz of this virus ma praning ka nlg sa labas..ung trauma ika nga

Bakit masusustentuhan ba lahat ang taumbayan nitong gobyerno? We need data to see the extent of the virus spread, we may not have it now. Knowing how the virus behaves gives us the tool to decide where to apply the correct action/s. If the country can properly sustain the daily lives of all its citizens during quarantine, we need not worry.

fayelaureta Another 30 days? wtf. I don't mind it. But what have they been doing this whole time? what we need to do: 1.mass testing in the 1000s+ daily. 2. find hotels to isolate the positives. 3. we need more PPE for all our front liners. 4. Have multiple trucks disinfect the city daily! MassTestingNowPH ang kailangan. Yan ginawa sa South Korea! And nationalize our hospitals.

MassTestingNowPH for early assessment of ECQ extension! Fuck you! sa congressman na nagsa suggest ng extension ng ECQ. You can quarantine your mouth if you cannot provide food & livelihood 4 us! Donate everything you have! Yung pera, pork barrel mo, that includes your car & mansions. Then let’s talk again about your fucking extension!

It is bad for the senior citizen, being left alone in their cluster rooms, most of the time in bed is killing them by developing pneumonia, their home do not have the facility to exercise and they are not allow to venture out. Same that letting them die in isolation. The way i see it, mas madaming cases and deaths ngayon kesa nun nagstart ang mga quarantine nun March 15. Kung illift ang quarantines IN THE MIDDLE of peaking ng infection, madami mamatay. Yet, pano nga ang indigent at gutom. This needs a lot of thinking less attacking.

Modified quarantine, at least. But cannot go totally back to normal. You want to extend BUT LGUs are not supported by the national government, everthing is kalat kalat, kanya kanyang diskarte, and gusto pa ng poon e “centralized” sa OCD (ofc of Civil Defense) ang donations! Para din ba sa bulsa nya? Terrible itong taeng gobyerno na ‘to walanghiya!

You just have to track down who are sick, Taiwan dont have lockdowns just testing the suspected cases, they didn't cancel work and schools and still has fewer cases than Q.C. No! Not in favor of that! Tangina nyo! Kulang pb ung nakikita nyong tao n wlang makain, wlang trabaho, business that has loss profits! Kulang pa? Is this the price we have to pay for your incompetence?! The food that we ate on our table comes from our hard earned money not yours!

Eh alangan naman kasing babalik tau magtrabaho pero 500 covid cases and 200 dies per day, hindi po ba? Mass suicide na po iyon. It's easy to say that lockdown extension is necessary, but for the hungry poor they are willing to risk thier lives just to survive because the government is not providing them enough resources, they can't eat promises...!!!

Gutom na taong bayan. Palibhasa marami ka stocks sa house mo. mabuti sana kung hindi nahohold sa mga congressman yung budget para sa relief ng LGU. 🙄 Yes to Extension! Baka mag kahawaan pag ilift agad. baka pede yung mga kotongressman at kotongsenatong muna sa frontline kahit 1 wk I agree pero marami namang mga tao ang magugutom. Hindi kakayanin ng gobyerno na pakainin ang mga tao. Kung may 1 month extension magagaya tayo sa Southern Italy na nagloot na mga tao ng pagkain sa grocery. Nagkariot na. Walang batas sa taong gutom.

Sige ilift niyo ang ECQ, hayaan mo mag siksikan nanaman ang mga tao sa jeep, bus at tren. Hayaan nyo lumabas ang mga taong positive. Tapos pag namatay, magiging bayani. Ieextend niyo yung ECQ, wla namang aksyon na nangyayare. Isa lang ang kumikilos. Tang ina Yes need to extend and Replace the incompetent DOH secretary

Agree ako dyan pero putsa naman, pawiin nyo naman gutom ng mga tao, kasi mas mauuna pa sila ma-deads sa gutom kesa COVID. Kapag nag mass testing ba, lahat ng population matest ba? Diba may mga asymptomatic? Kahit may mass testing kung i-lift ang ECQ, mahirap yan kung di pa totally mapuksa ang virus, magpatuloy lang yan sa pagkalat.

kawawa mga mahirap sa iniisip mo kapatid Sige, extend ang ECQ pero sana ayusin ninyo ang pamamahagi ng tulong sa mga tao, may nakakaligtaan, ano yun patulot na magtitiis sa gutom? Madali sa inyo sabihin iextend kasi pag upo nyo sa hapag kainan, kakain na lang kayo. Madami po hindi ganun.Kailangan magtrabaho para kumain.

Now the government is in gridlock. Balancing between spread of the disease or easing the restriction of movement. They must hurry especially those who are involved in the health ministry. Mr. Congressman, i agree for an extension to contain the virus. But did your common sense and science tell you to fill the empty stomachs of the jobless poor? As of now, the promised ayuda is nowhere to be found

NAGWAWALA NA NGA SA SAN ROQUE QC WLANG MAKAIN,OK YAN PERO AYUDAHAN NG DISKARTE SI JOY BELMONTE,BAKA HINDI LAHAT KUMIKILOS D tau mamatay sa virus mamatay sa gutom kc d naman lahat binibigayan ng pangkain DOH SHOULD DECIDE kung maeextend ito sa Luzon not the Government, mas magiging malala ang sitwasyon sa Pilipinas dahil sa gutom, mas lalong magkakaroon ng krimen, Provide safety measures and precautions must one of the solution, Maraming madedepress at magugutom

Ieextend sa mga major cities na may mga most negative cases, at sa mga lugar naman na walang masyadong naapektuhan, no need to lockdown na ulit, Our Goal is to lessen the cases for the next few weeks not to contained it agad agad, people will not die from virus pero sa gutom No poor peoples are hungry they cant buy anny thing justlook on poors also

Nahhhhhhh. Iexample niya nalang to.. They need to work just to have food to eat. Very bad recomendation. Mas maige mga doctors ang mag decide. Wag na politiico. Wtf? Ikaw nalang kng gusto mo. Prololonging means admittance that govt failed its’ people in all levels. Hindi kelangan huminto ang mundo dito. Nasabi na lahat ng dapat hndi at dapat gawin. Nasa tao na yan kung gsto nila mamatay o hindi.

Hello po. Nahingi po kami ng tulong sa inyo na maiparating po sa City Government ng Makati po. Dito po sa ZOBEL ROXAS ST BRY. PALANAN MAKATI CITY. wala pa po kaming natatanggap na relief goods 3weeks na po kmi nag hihintay. Salamat po. Enhanced community quarantine is useless if the government will not do any mass testing and contract tracing.

It is the right thing to do given the rise... however, measure must be put in place to ensure that the daily needs of all people affected must be addressed. Stringent distribution protocol must be set to check if the people gets what should be theirs. Oh no! the numbers are still going up...how delayed are the tests? give those found infected 2 weeks to heal from the time they were swabbed...another 2 weeks quarantine for safety...that's a month already...stop the spread...that is our only recourse now!

i know na para naman sa bayan ang pag eextend ng ECQ pero kasi paano ang mga kababayan natin natigil sa pag hahanap buhay? May Plan A, Plan B at Plan C po ba para dito? FYI: People will probably starve. The govt doesnt provide enough resources for them. Not everyone has SAVINGS. Most filipinos are poor. e.g. this is what they gave us in north caloocan (Day15 of quarantine) to a household with 3 adults and 2 minors.

Not only an extension but making the installments that fell due during the ECQ be payable last without any interest April Fool's! Walang problema samen na WFH, pano naman ung mga walang trabaho? T**g *n* kasi ang kukulit labas ng labas un na nga lang ambag niyo sa lipunan mga bobo. I agree Ay ganoon, gutom o virus? Pag nawala masa, sino boboto sa iyo? Kahangalan

Makes sense. Hilaw kung one month lang. No. Life must go on. Mitigate the risks, but let people work. This is good! The government just needs to be prepared to provide the needs of the people. The combination of mass testing and lockdown extension will be more effective! Agree, but the government cannot feed its people for another month.

sobrang magugutom na kami pag umabot pa ng ganyang katagal..huwag naman po.. April 30th lerinexx Why can't make a solution where in they can control the virus at the same having us live a normal life and give more support sa health so that maaksyonan agad if may case uli Well at least modify it to ensure business continuity. Do more tests and strict quarantine for highly infected areas

I agree dahil para din naman ito sa atin. Isabay na sa extension ang mass testing. Well obviously walang common sense si congressman. Kung meron dapat mass testing ang proposal nya Pwede mass testing muna? So many dense individuals demanding MassTestingPH MassTestingNowPH but they do not understand what and how and why it is not doable.

Nakaka takot if prematurely ilift ang ECQ. I don't think our health system can withstand so much cases kung sakaling lalong kumalat dahil di naman completely nacontrol ang virus in the first place. We can't let our health system break now. We can't afford to risk it. Mag Mass testing kayo .,mag double time kayo hindi yun panay request nyo mapapakain nyo ba ang mga no work no pay

This is good! The government just needs to be prepared to provide the needs of the people. With mass testing, intensive contract tracing and localized lockdowns, Luzon lockdown in not needeed anymore. Yes hindi talaga enough yung until April 14 na ECQ, kasi madami pa din sa kababayan natin na ngayon pa lang nagkakaroon ng symptoms, tapos yung iba asymptomatic pa. Yung iba malamang ngayon pa lang nahawaan ng virus so may 14 days incubation pa. 🙁

I hope the government will give others a chance to go home to their family, those who got stranded in their dormitories.

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