Palace asks ECQ enforcers to follow the law but still use ‘common sense’

Palace asks ECQ enforcers to follow the law but still use ‘common sense’

- The Palace commented over the issues of alleged abuse of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) enforcers

- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he believes that those who abuse their power and authority will be disciplined by the local government

- He also said that while ECQ enforcers should obey the law, “common sense” should still be applied

- The Presidential Spokesperson also reminded the checkpoint enforcers to have consideration to people who need medical attention

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The Palace has commented over the alleged abuse going on regarding enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) enforcers and other Filipinos.

KAMI learned that the Palace believes that those proven to abuse their power and authority will be held liable by the local government.

In an interview with Unang Hirit, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the ECQ enforcers must obey the law. However, there is a case-to-case basis where “common sense” must be used.

“Nananawagan po ako sa ating tagapagpatupad ng ECQ na kinakailangan po gawin natin ‘yan nang sangayon sa batas,” Roque said.

“At naniniwala naman po ako na ang nagkakamali ay didisiplinahin ng mga lokal na pamahalaan,” he continued.

“Itong insidente po sa Quezon City ay naniniwala naman po ako na iimbestigahan nang patas ‘yan ni Mayor Joy Belmonte at papatawan ng parusa sa mga barangay officials kung napatunayang nagkasala sila,” the spokesperson added.

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He also mentioned that the checkpoint enforcers should be considerate to those who need medical attention.

“At ‘yung mga checkpoints naman po ay atin nga pong sinasabi sa kanila nang paulit-ulit, bagama’t alam po natin ang mga palatuntunan ay kinakailangan namang mayroon tayong case-to-case basis,” he said.

“’Yung mga nangangailangan ng atensyong medikal ay palusutin na po natin dahil gamitan naman po natin ng common sense,” Roque added.

As previously reported by KAMI, a supplier accused a purok leader in Quezon City of stopping an oxygen tank delivery for a patient who couldn’t breathe.

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