Quezon City Declares State of Calamity Due to COVID-19 Cases

A state of calamity was declared within Quezon City this March 13 as the most populous city in Metro Manila records six cases of coronavirus disease or COVID-19. (Vico Sotto Warns Against Panic Buying: “Kawawa naman ‘yung mga mauubusan”) Mayor Joy Belmonte explained that the city council passed the resolution so that they may have […]

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A state of calamity was declared within Quezon City this March 13 as the most populous city in Metro Manila records six cases of coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

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(Vico Sotto Warns Against Panic Buying: “Kawawa naman ‘yung mga mauubusan”)

Mayor Joy Belmonte explained that the city council passed the resolution so that they may have access to funds for procuring the necessary supplies to fight against the viral disease. Declaring a state of calamity authorizes the usage of the quick response fund.

According to the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), the quick response fund can only be accessed upon the declaration of a state of calamity.

A stipulation in the declaration of a state of calamity is the enforcement of a city-wide lockdown. However, Belmonte stated she would appeal the imposition of lockdown as it is “unreasonable” to apply such a thing to the largest city in Metro Manila.

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