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Manila to Shorten Curfew to 3 Hours for Simbang Gabi

The adjustment is effective in December.
by Arianne Merez
Oct 20, 2020
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

The capital city of Manila will adopt a three-hour curfew from midnight for December, Mayor Isko Moreno said Monday, just in time for the traditional Simbang Gabi.

Until Nov. 30, Manila City will have a 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. curfew before it adopts the shorter  3-hour curfew from midnight until 3 a.m., Moreno said in a city ordinance. Minors are excluded from the shortened curfew hours.

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The easing of curfew was approved based on proposals for “the gradual expansion of business operations to stimulate and sustain economic gains,” the mayor said.

 “Despite the gradual relaxation of curfew hours, quarantine and social distancing protocols within the City of Manila will remain to be enforced in accordance with IATF guidelines,” he said.

Earlier, the capital city authorized churches, mosques, and chapels to accept larger crowds, up to a third of seating capacity starting this week.

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