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Isko regulates mobility of unvaccinated persons

January 13, 2022 Marlon Purification 183 views

PRESIDENTIAL aspirant Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso has signed an ordinance that will regulate the mobility of unvaccinated individuals around the city.

The move is in line with the decision of Metro Manila mayors to further limit the movement of those who refused to get inoculated.

“While it is true, I agree (with the decision of Metro Manila mayors), we were the first city na nag-bawal sa mall ng mga hindi bakunado. I think that is a message already. In fairness to the mall owners and operators sumunod sila. Tayo pipilitin natin pero ‘pag talagang nagkaduluhan na eh kailangan may desisyon,” Moreno said.

The 47-year-old Aksyon Demokratiko presidential bet stressed that they need to impose restrictions on the mobility of those who remain unvaccinated as to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, particularly its highly-contagious Omicron variant.

“Kung ano ‘yung napagka-sunduan ng Metro Manila mayors, pahigpit nang pahigpit ‘yan. Pero ako naman hinahabaan ko ang pasensya kasi naniniwala ako ang tao naman ay makatwiran,” Moreno said.

Moreno asked Manila city residents to wait for the ordinance’s publication in newspapers to get more information about it.

“In a few days from now, may awa ang Diyos ‘pag inimpliment na namin ‘yung ordinansa namin wala na tayong masisisi. Kasi napaka-unfair, kasi dapat maging fair din naman tayo. Napaka-unfair sa mga vaccinated, sa mga pumila, sa mga nag-tiyaga para may proteksyon sa kanilang mga sarili. Napaka unfair sa kanila,” Moreno pointed out.

“At gusto ko malaman ninyo na ‘yung mga unvaccinated kakaunti na lang kayo pero kayo ‘yung posibleng mag-infect, magkalat at posibleng mamatay dahil sa impeksyon ng Covid,” he said.

Moreno, at the same time, appealed to those who still refuse to get vaccinated to listen to “Science” and avoid believing misinformation being peddled by anti-vaxxers.

Moreno added that despite the refusal by some individuals to get the jab, the City Government of Manila will not get tired of reaching out to them.

“We will continue to reach out. Hindi naman po sa pagbubuhat ng bangko, makikita nyo naman ang mga bakunahan sa Health Center, eskwelahan, shopping malls at drive-thru. Lahat na ng uri ng opsyon, lahat na ng uri ng access, pinipilit namin. Panipis na nang panipis ‘yung aming resources pero pinipilit namin habaan ang kamay namin and it’s time for you to decide,” Moreno said.

Moreno maintained that when push comes to shove, it’s high time for them to apply and implement the laws of the city. He warned those who remain unvaccinated that things will be much harder for them if they still refuse to cooperate with the government.

“Pero kung kinakailangan proteksyunan natin ang higit na nakararami sa ating kababayan na nagdesisyon, nagmalasakit sa sarili, at tumugon sa pamahalaan, at nakiisa sa pamayanan na nagpabakuna, then I think its high-time to police those who are unvaccinated, to regulate their movement, to protect others. This is about protection of your family, of your neighbors, of our community, of our city and our country,” explained Moreno.

Moreno said criminal charges have been filed against four persons who participated in a “No to Vaccination” rally in Liwasang Bonifacio on Tuesday. He pointed out that lawbreakers or those who will choose to violate Manila’s laws will immediately be punished.

“Apat yung kinasuhan eh. Basta gusto ko lang malaman ninyo sila may kaso, gusto niyo ba may kaso? Eh later on kukuha kayo ng passport, kukuha kayo ng mga clearances, magkaka-problema kayo,” Moreno said.

“Basta kami uunawain ko kayo, hahabaan ko ang kamay ko, hahabaan namin ang pag-unawa, pero darating at darating sa punto ng buhay mamimili tayo sa itim at puti because we are always certain about our laws. Huwag kayo susubok sa Maynila, o kita mo sumubok kahapon ano ang napala? he said.

Moreno said those arrested are currently detained at the Manila Police District (MPD) headquarters.

Meanwhile, members of the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office on Wednesday went to the Manila Science High School along Taft Avenue and the Rosauro Almario Elementary School in Tondo to give booster shots to almost a hundred qualified construction workers.

Workers at the two sites who received the shots were very grateful to Mayor Isko for keeping his word and for looking after their welfare amid the ongoing health crisis.

The project manager at the Rosauro Almario Elementary School said the on-site booster vaccination is a big help for him and his subordinates because they don’t need to go out of the site anymore and face additional risks in lining up at other vaccination sites.

“Napakalaking tulong po ito dahil hindi na malalagay sa panganib ang mga tao ko na makikipagpilahan pa sa labas. Ito’y napakalaking bagay bunga ng unang-una, hindi na malalagay sa panganib ang aking pamilya, ang aking sarili, tuloy-tuloy ang pagtatrabaho natin at magagampanan natin ang pang-araw araw na pananagutan,” he said.

“Nagpapasalamat kami kay Yorme. Sa ngalan po ng Persan Construction Inc., maraming maraming salamat po Yorme,” the project manager said.