By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube video by Elena Grace Flores
VM Mike Rama: Cebu City is One with the Governor’s Directive on Lockdown
Cebu City is One with the Province
Cebu City Vice Mayor Mike Rama clarifies that the mayor supports the lockdown directive of Gov. Gwen Garcia. He recognizes the governor as the leader for the One Cebu’s Coronavirus fight as indicated in their Executive Order. The mayor of the city, Edgar Labella signed it.
Martial Law-Like Lockdown Preferred
Vice Mayor Rama stresses in the beginning that he is in line with the mandate of President Rodrigo Duterte. In fact he said that if Cebu is serious in putting a halt into the pandemic very soon, they must impose the Matial Law-like lockdown as soon as possible.
Cebu Mayors’ Emergency Meeting
All the mayors agreed that their respective local Executive Orders will be revised by today. Only employees from selected government offices, frontliners and essential businesses for supermarket, medicine, and banking sectors can pass through the borders to and from the capital to other cities of the province. Other food outlets like bakeries and pizza parlors must provide staff quarters for their employees in Cebu City. The meeting was on April 17,2020. Implimentations should start immediately the day after. The reciprocity agreement certifies this enhancement.