Calabarzon officials no agreement to implement ECQ- Remulla

Calabarzon governors have not reached a consensus or agreement to subject the region to Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), according to the governor of this province.

In a telephone interview, Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla met with governors and representatives of the Department of the Interior and Local Government and Department of Health on Monday in connection with the restriction in the provinces amid the swell of COVID-19 cases.


According to Remulla, the meeting questioned the ability of the national government to support local governments in case Calabarzon is also subjected to the ECQ.

“Wala kaming consensus so far, but I just talked to USec. Densing and they will confer with IATF and DBM kung ano ang status ng finances ng national government kung kaya nilang i-sustain ang magkaroon ng ECQ dito sa Calabarzon,” said Remulla.

Metro Manila will be subject to ECQ from August 6 to 20, while General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions in Cavite and Rizal until August 15, in Batangas and Quezon until August 31, and Modified ECQ in Laguna until August 15.


In Cavite, Remulla is opposed to subjecting the province to the ECQ but said he would abide by whatever the Interagency Task Force (IATF) decision on COVID-19 response is.

Calabarzon officials no agreement to implement ECQ- Remulla

“Ang mahirap dito, but I’m not in favor of, is stopping the production in our export zones. Kasi very critical sa economy namin iyan eh,” said Remulla.

“We are left with whatever IATF tells us. So, so far kami, with heightened restrictions pero ang hula ko, hula lang ‘to ha, tingin ko, masasama kami sa ECQ,” he added.


According to Remulla, since last week, there have been 400 to 600 cases a day in Cavite, and some in the province are now up to 80 percent occupied.

Dasmariñas, Bacoor, Imus, General Trias, and Silang have the highest in Cavite.

Based on the Department of Health (DOH) data, the National Capital Region () and NCR Plus – which includes Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal – showed a rapid increase in cases.

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