Metro Manila Council Wants Status Quo on Allowing Minors in Mall

The Metro Manila Council (MMC), the governing and policy-making body of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), has agreed to wait for the expert opinion before making a decision on whether to allow minors to go to shopping malls with their parents.

In a virtual press briefing earlier today, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said Metro Manila mayors have agreed to wait for the Philippine Pediatric Society’s opinion on easing of age-based restriction, whether minors should be allowed to go out and go to the mall.

“We have consulted with Dr. Joselyn Alonzo-Eusebio, President of the Philippine Pediatric Society on this matter.

We will await their opinion, based on facts,” Garcia stressed.

Garcia added he is expecting that the facts will be submitted today or tomorrow.

“Once it is submitted, we will call for an emergency meeting with the Metro Manila mayors. We will discuss and vote on it,” he further said.

“For now, persons aged 18-65 are allowed to go out in areas under general community quarantine, except for accessing essential goods and services,” Garcia stressed.

Philippine Pediatric Society is a specialty division of the Philippine Medical Association.