September 27, 2021

市長ら 政策ガイドラインを求める

マニラ首都圏の市長たちは、首都圏におけるロックダウン政策についてより明確なガイドラインを求めています。

首都圏では、8日から警戒レベルがGCQに緩められることになっていました。市長たちは政府にガイドラインを求めていたのですが、政府はIATFから説明があるだろうからガイドラインを明確にしないと言ったようです。最終的にIATFは8日の午後3時に会合を開き、新方針の中止を発表し、状況が二転三転しました。

市長らは、政府はこのようなことが二度と起こらないように慎重かつ明確にすべきであり、政策立案者の信頼性も危機に瀕していると語っています。市長らはIATFに、どのような場合に地域を封鎖すべきかというガイドラインを明確にしてほしいと伝えています。

感染状況は先が読めないため、 IATFも判断が難しいのでしょう。しかし行政の判断が明確でないと国民も一つになりません。今後ガイドラインを明確化していくべきでしょう。

以下、ABS-CBN NEWSより

Metro Manila mayors want clear guidelines on granular lockdown policy

MANILA – Metro Manila mayors want clearer guidelines on government’s granular lockdown policy in the National Capital Region, Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro said Thursday.

The capital region was supposed to shift to general community quarantine (GCQ) with alert levels system beginning Wednesday.

The mayors had asked for a copy of the guidelines, which the national government gave at around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Teodoro said.

“Sabi sa’min ‘wag muna i-articulate ang guidelines sapagkat pinaguusapan pa ng IATF (INter-Agency Task Force Against COVID-19),” he told ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo.

(They told us not to articulate the guidelines because the IATF will still talk about it.)

The IATF met at 3 p.m. Wednesday and announced the suspension of the new policy, Teodoro said.

“Kailangan maraming ingat ang gagawin at maging malinaw para hindi maulit ang nangyari kahapon na urong-sulong tayo, laban-bawi. Yung kredibilidad pati ng ating policy-makers ay nalalagay sa alanganin,” he said.

(We should be careful and clear so what happened yesterday would not happen again–we were back and forth. The credibility of our policy-makers are also put on the line.)

Mayors want the IATF to clarify requirements of when an area should be locked down, Teodoro said.

Among the pre-requisites were the number of COVID cases and the presence of variants, of which the mayors said test results from the Philippine Genome Center arrive late, he said.

Another requirement is the local government’s hospital utilization rate, wherein mayors pointed out that some patients in their hospitals were from another locality, Teodoro said.

The city, meantime, continues its vaccination program and has lent excess of its supply to nearby Pasig, according to the mayor.