Caloocan bars mass gatherings

Caloocan City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan has banned any kind of mass gathering in the city during the Chinese New Year celebration on February 12, 2021.

His Executive Order 006-21 states that street parties, stage shows, parades, games, dragon dances, and other activities that may cause mass gatherings are prohibited.

According to Mayor Oca, he signed the order as the city complies with the existing community quarantine protocols of the Inter-Agency Task Force to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The mayor also ordered strict enforcement of the existing ordinance on the prohibited use of fireworks and the ordinance on the sale and consumption of alcohol.

Meanwhile, the law also states that in private gatherings of up to 10 people only will be allowed and it is necessary to strictly enforce the wearing of face masks, face shields, and social distancing.

Restaurants are still required to follow 50 percent dine-in capacity and 30 percent capacity for church and religious activities.

Mayor Oca instructed the Caloocan Police, Department of Public Safety and Traffic Management, and barangay officials to ensure that the order is enforced.

Topics: Caloocan City , Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan , Chinese New Year , COVID-19
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.