Minors in NCR now allowed outside homes -MMDA’s Abalos

Minors in the National Capital Region are now allowed to go outside after nearly two years of being forced to stay home due to the COVID-19 threat, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairperson Benhur Abalos said Friday.

Abalos pointed out that intrazonal and interzonal movement will be allowed for minors as NCR begins to be placed under Alert Level 2 quarantine classification.

“This is very historic because after two years, ngayon lang makakalabas ang minors under Alert Level 2. Intrazonal and interzonal shall be allowed, that is a significant development here,” he told GMA News Online.

(This is very historic because after two years, minors can now go out under Alert Level 2.)

Citing a resolution, Abalos noted the minors in the region should still be accompanied by parents or guardian when going out.

On Friday, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) relaxed NCR’s quarantine status to Alert Level 2 from Alert Level 3 until November 21, 2021.

The guidelines published November 4, 2021 allows several services and activities under Alert Level 2, with limits.


1. Intrazonal and interzonal movement. LGUS may impose reasonable restrictions, but these cannot be stricter than those in higher alert levels.

2. Individual outdoor exercises for all ages, regardless of comorbidities or vaccination status.

3. These establishments and activities, at 50% capacity indoors for fully vaccinated adults (and minors, even if unvaccinated) and 70% capacity outdoors

4. Government work may operate at 50% on-site capacity while applying work-from-home and other flexible work arrangements.

Not allowed

Casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and the operation of cockpits, lottery and betting shops and other gaming establishments are still not allowed under Alert level 2, except if authorized by the IATF or the Office of the President.

–LBG, GMA News

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