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Valenzuela mayor opposes opening of theaters

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Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian is questioning the decision made by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Against Emerging and Infectious Diseases to relax quarantine rules on leisure activities, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

“Ayaw nga natin silang (mga bata) papasukin ng paaralan, pero hahayaan natin silang pumunta ng arcade? Eh kung ganoon pala, edi papasukin nalang (natin sila) sa paaralan (We don’t want the children to go to school but we will let them go to arcades. If that’s the case, then let’s just open schools),” Gatchalian said Monday over DWIZ, in response to the national government’s move to allow the reopening of arcades.

Gatchalian said he opposed the reopening not only of arcades but also of theaters in Metro Manila as he believed that they could serve as venues for further COVID-19 infection.

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“Hindi ako sang-ayon… Una enclosed yung area. Pangalawa, napakatagal noong pelikula, let’s say two hours (I’m not in favor. First, cinemas are enclosed areas. Second, movies run for almost two hours, which are long),” Gatchalian said.

According to the mayor, relaxing the rules on the said leisure activities will only go against the government’s campaign, which is to discourage people from going to crowded and enclosed areas to avoid getting COVID-19.

He added this will also change the orientation of the public that is now already trying to minimize the risk through staying at home.

“Hindi namin ipapatupad ito dahil hindi namin nagugustuhan yung maaring maging outcome (We will not implement it because we might not like its outcome),” Gatchalian said.

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Gatchalian called on the public to extend their patience as the “vaccine is coming” already.

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