Gov. Dolor issues MGCQ guidelines for OrMin

Gov. Humerlito A. Dolor emphasized that a province must conform to uniform policies in the implementation of Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) during the recent consultation meeting with the national government agencies and local government units held at the Tamaraw Hall, Provincial Capitol, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.  (Photo screenshot from OrMin PIO video reports)

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, Apr. 12 (PIA) – To address the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province, Governor Humerlito A. Dolor on Saturday issued Executive Order No. 16 which will take effect today with regard to the clear implementation of Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) in the entire province of Oriental Mindoro.

The content of the 17-page EO No. 16 is uniform to every city/municipality to avoid confusion on the set of rules to follow during MGCQ.

The executive order mandated that no 15 years old-below and 65 years old-above, pregnant individuals and sick would be allowed to go out of their houses unless emergency cases arise.  Maintaining the curfew hours from 10:00 PM-4:00AM is likewise imposed in the implementation of MGCQ.

Other important points to strictly follow under the executive order include the following: liquor ban in all public places, essential travels only are allowed to enter or exit the province, tourists from the NCR Plus and from other places with COVID-19 variant cases are not allowed to enter the province, religious gatherings and hotel accommodations are allowed only to maintain 50 percent of people, all people who would enter the province need to undergo rapid antigen test in the city or municipality where they will stay and cockfighting and other contact sports and exercises are strictly prohibited under the executive order.

OIC Provincial Health Office Dr. Hubbert Christopher A. Dolor assures the public that they are continuously having roll out of vaccines.  In fact, he said vaccines for senior citizens are now ready for administration.  (Photo screenshot from OrMin PIO video reports)

Earlier, Provincial Health Office OIC, Dr. Hubbert Dolor assured the public during the recently-held consultative meeting on COVID-19 that vaccines for the senior citizens are now ready, provided that these individuals are qualified to take the vaccines based on the results of the medical doctors' examination.

In addition to the new guidelines of implementing MGCQ, Gov. Dolor said the police officers will patrol checkpoints in every boundary of city/municipality to ensure that all people, including public transports will strictly adhere to health protocols, such as using of face masks and face shields, social distancing and the minimum of 50 percent seating capacity for public transportations.

The local chief executive also instructed all Barangay Health Monitoring Response Teams (BHERTs) to strengthen their services in their respective areas of jurisdiction in order to smoothly reduce the likelihood of transmission of the infectious disease.

MGCQ limits movement of transportation; operating industries will be regulated;  and there will be presence of uniformed personnel to enforce community quarantine protocols.  (LTC/PIA-OrMin)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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