- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte addressed the nation on Monday, December 28, 2020
- He announced the new quarantine classification to be followed in the country from January 1-31
- The chief executive said that Metro Manila will still be under General Community Quarantine
- Meanwhile, other places in the Philippines will be placed under modified GCQ
President Rodrigo Duterte has finally revealed the new quarantine classifications that will be followed in the entire Philippine from January 1 to 31.
KAMI learned that the country’s chief executive made the announcement during his address to the nation on Monday, December 28.
The Philippines is still suffering the negative effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic, so the government is imposing quarantine measures to control the spread of the virus.
According to the President, the National Capital Region will remain under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). This means that the movement of the people is still limited.
Places such as Davao City, Davao del Norte, Isabela, Santiago City, Iloilo, Batangas, Tacloban City, Lanao del Sur, and Iligan City are also under GCQ.
As the announcement continued, President Duterte said that the rest of the country will be placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
As of this writing, the Philippines already has more than 470 thousand cases of COVID-19. A total of 766 cases were recorded on Monday.
Rodrigo Duterte is the current President of the Republic of the Philippines. He was elected into office after the 2016 national elections where he received more than 16 million votes.
He recently blasted Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca, the police officer who killed a 52-year-old woman and her son in Tarlac.
A photo of him celebrating Christmas with his family in Davao was also uploaded on social media and it elicited various reactions.
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