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Social gatherings up to 50 individuals only – Mayor Climaco

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Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco has reminded Zamboangueños that social gatherings are strictly limited to up to 50 individuals only.

She made the statement amid the continuing surge of Covid-19 cases in the city.

Under Section 5 of Executive Order 645-2021 she issued on March 31, Climaco said a maximum of 50 persons only are allowed to attend private social activities such as but not limited to anniversaries, birthdays, baptism, private functions and meetings and other related events.

All requests, including the prescribed requirements, shall be submitted to the City Tourism Office (CTO) through its email address at turisomolocal.promotions@gmail.com.

The CTO shall then forward all requests to Zamboanga City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ZCDRRMO) for approval and releasing of permits, or denial of the request.

Facility operators and event organizers are enjoined to strictly follow the number of attending guests and should ensure that all guests conform to all health and safety protocols, said Climaco.

She directed the barangay officials and Philippine National Police (PNP) to monitor the social activities, gatherings and events within their area of responsibility.

The mayor also set similar number of up to 50 attendees, requirements and processing for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions)- related activities for government agencies, humanitarian organizations with government/public related functions and/or Covid-19 related activities.

The same EO provides that social activities, events, and gatherings celebrated at home shall be limited to a maximum of 10 persons only.

It also sets the guidelines for all resort establishments and for restaurants and bars to limit their customer capacity to 50 percent and all must observe physical distancing, wear face masks and face shields, among other safety protocols.

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