THREAD: Government officials hold 'Laging Handa' briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, other national issues.

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DILG Usec. Epimaco Densing: Ilalabas na naming this afternoon ang show cause order kay [Parañaque] Mayor Edwin Olivarez para magpaliwagan sya. Command responsibility nya po na masunod ang vaccination plan.
DILG Usec. Densing: Naka-receive ako ng information ngayong umaga na mayroong konsehal ring ng Parañaque ang nagpabakuna at isang empleyado ng DOJ.
DILG Usec. Densing: Nagiging kadudaduda ang substitution list. Either nagpalakasan o nagbayaran.
DILG Usec. Densing says the five government officials issued with show cause order are given three days to respond.
DILG Usec. Densing: Admin case po muna. Tinatanong natin ang anting mga abogado sa RA 11332.
DILG Usec. Densing says the WHO representative to the PH Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe already reminded the government to ensure compliance to the priority list or else the country will no longer be prioritized in the following vaccine supply.
DILG Usec. Densing: Maghahain kami ng admin case before the Office of the Ombudsman at ang Ombudsman na po ang titingin dito. It can be as low as thirty days suspension or as high as being kicked out of office.
Densing says the vaccination of DILG Usec. Jonathan Malaya was already investigated and he already responded.

Densing: Isang pagkakamali po iyan [but it was done] in good faith.
DILG Usec. Densing: Iyong mga sumingit tulad ni Mark Anthony Fernandez na wala sa priority, as of this time wala po kaming nakikitang liability. Mukhang makakalusot sya kung wala. Pero sana yung mga ordinaryong Pilipino na sisingit, makonsensiya naman kayo.
DILG Usec. Densing: Iyong rason nila, these are what you call universal excuses. Gusto nilang maging influencer. [Pero], tingnan natin ang buong sirkumstansya.
DILG Usec. Densing on Fernandez to possibly not face liability: Baka magkaroon ng liability iyong nagpasingit at iyong pumayag na sya ay bakunahan.
On the implementation of NCR Plus ‘bubble’

PNP spokesman Ildebrandi Usana: Hindi naman sila binibigyan nag mahigpit na pag-implement ng restrictions except kapag nakita ng pulis na may violations sa minimum health protocols kung saan papatawan sila ng multa o warning lang.
Usana: During day time, nakita natin na may konting inconvenience but this has been addressed. Ang checkpoint during day time ay hindi dapat magkaroon ng paghihigpit.
From March 15-23, Usana says 27,513 individuals were warned, fined or arrested due to violations to protocols.
On the impact of strict quarantine restrictions on tourism

DOT Usec. Benito Bengzon Jr.: Makakapekto itong bagong paghihigpit dahil alam natin na ang pagpasok ng Holy Week ang peak ng domestic travel. Ang restrictions applies sa NCR Plus. (1/2)
DOT Usec. Bengzon: May movement pa rin sa areas under GCQ or MGCQ pero admittedly ang pinaka malaking market ay nasa NCR. (2/2)
DOT Usec. Bengzon: Pinulong na namin ang partners namin at lahat sila pumayag na either rebooking or refund.
DOT Usec. Bengzon reiterates that staycation is allowed within the NCR Plus 'bubble' related.
DOT Usec. Bengzon: Ang pinaka pakay lang natin ay balansehin ang health safety at sa kabilang banda ay matulungan pa rin ang enterprises.
DOT Usec. Bengzon on reported violations of a Panglao resort: Sana ito na ang huling kaso na matatanggap nayin na nagkaroon ng violation.
DOT Usec. Bengzon: Ang strategy natin sa tourism, slow, but steady restart of tourism and it will really depend on the cooperation of everybody.
DOT Usec. Bengzon on those selling fake swab test result : Nakakalungkot at delikado po ito dahil nilalagay natin sa panganib ang lugar na pupuntahan natin. Ito po ay iniimbestigahan na natin.

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