Hindi basta-basta! Ping favors easing of lockdown restrictions in NCR if…
If physical distancing and other protocols will still be strictly observed and enforced, then a reported plan to ease restrictions on business activities in Metro Manila by June will have Sen. Panfilo Lacson’s support.
But Lacson also said the mechanics of such a plan should be based on sound data and not just that of the Department of Health.
“Considering that the economy is reeling from a prolonged lockdown which directly affects not only individual and family income but the country’s revenue collections as well, thus draining the coffers like an open faucet, it is wise for our policy makers to ease up the restrictions currently being imposed,” he said in a statement.
Over the weekend, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Metro Manila could shift to a more relaxed quarantine by June 1 – from modified enhanced community quarantine to general community quarantine.
Lorenzana said new cases are not increasing while recoveries are increasing.
For his part, Lacson said he supports the plan so long as protocols remain in place.
“As long as physical distancing and other protocols are strictly observed and enforced by authorities, I support this latest plan to allow business activities to resume, even on a limited scale,” he said.
On the other hand, Lacson said the finer details of the decision to ease the quarantine restrictions should be based on sound data, “and not just that of the Department of Health, whose limitations in handling data may potentially lead to wrong decisions.”
“After all, we all do want to stay alive even during a lockdown,” he said.