Metro Manila Bubble Stays Under GCQ Until End of June 2021

As vaccine campaign gets a boost.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

Metro Manila and surrounding provinces will remain under general community quarantine or GCQ with restrictions until the end of June as the government seeks to reopen more industries while ramping up COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

From June 16 to 30, the capital region,  and Bulacan will be under GCQ "with some restrictions" while Laguna, Rizal, and Cavite will be under GCQ "with heightened restrictions" as announced by President Rodrigo Duterte.

The said areas were previously under GCQ "with restrictions" for over a month. The new classifications come as the country expands its COVID-19 vaccination program to economic frontliners in major urban hubs.

Here are the other community quarantine classifications from June 16 to 30, 2021:


  • Santiago City, Cagayan
  • Apayao, Ifugao
  • Bataan
  • Lucena City
  • Puerto Princesa 
  • Naga City
  • Iloilo City
  • Negros Oriental
  • Zamboanga City
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Davao City
  • Butuan City
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Sur


  • Metro Manila (with some restrictions)
  • Bulacan (with some restrictions)
  • Rizal (with heightened restrictions)
  • Laguna (with heightened restrictions)
  • Cavite (with heightened restrictions)
  • Baguio City
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Abra
  • Benguet
  • Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Batangas
  • Quezon
  • Iligan City
  • Davao del Norte
  • General Santos City
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Sarangani
  • Cotabato
  • South Cotabato
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Cotabato City


  • Rest of the Philippines

Some 50 million Filipinos should be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November this year, authorities said for the government to achieve its target of "population protection."


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