All NCR mayors ‘unanimously’ approved unvaxxed restrictions: MMDA

All NCR mayors ‘unanimously’ approved unvaxxed restrictions: MMDA

MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday clarified that all 17 mayors in the National Capital Region (NCR) unanimously approved the resolution barring the unvaccinated from going outside their homes under Alert Level 3 or higher.

In a statement, the MMDA said one of the Metro Manila Council (MMC) Secretariat staff “erroneously reported” to MMDA General Manager Romando Artes that Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro did not sign the resolution.

“To clarify, Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro withheld to affix his signature on the resolution immediately as he wanted to study its context thoroughly,” the MMDA said.

It said Artes “will take full responsibility” for the mistake, noting that the MMDA resolution that was unsigned by Teodoro did not come from the official platforms of the MMDA.

On Monday, the MMC, composed of the 17 NCR mayors and the MMDA, issued MMDA Resolution 22-01, series of 2022, which urges local government units in the NCR to issue ordinances barring the unvaccinated from going outside their homes.

However, the unvaccinated and minors are exempted from these restrictions in certain scenarios, such as procuring essential goods and services, going to work, and for individual outdoor exercise. (PNA)

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