Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso ordered that no street party, stage show, parade, palarong kalye, and other similar activities shall be allowed during the Feast of Sto Nino in Tondo and Pandacan.Domagoso signed on Tuesday, January 12, Executive Order No. 02 noting the need to “provide stringent guidelines and regulations” in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19 among the public and its guests on January 16 to 17.
The Mayor said that such activities “can be surely an easy medium of COVID-19 spread and transmission thereby endangering the health, well-being and safety” of the general public.
Definition of street party and other activities is as follows:Street party – shall refer to a party in which many members of a single community, congregate, either to observe an event of some importance or simply for mutual solidarity and enjoyment such as but not limited to Salu-Salo, dancing and/or singing in groups along public streetsStage show – shall refer to stage activities such as but not limited to beauty pageants, dance, and singing contests, stage plays and other similar activitiesParade – shall refer to a public procession celebrating a special day or event such as but limited to Lakbayaw and other similar activitiesPalarong Kalye – shall refer to all kinds of ball games such as but not limited to Basketball and Volleyball and other parlor games such as but not limited to Pabitin, Agawan Buko, Tumbang Preso, Sack Race and other similar games.
Apart of the ban on the said activities, observance of the curfew hours in the City of Manila will also be strictly implemented, as well as the liquor ban within Pandacan and Tondo areas.
Barangay officials and members of the Manila Police District are likewise directed to ensure that rules and regulations under the Executive Order will be followed.Domagoso said that the Executive Order shall take effect immediately.