To remind the local government units (LGUs) about the easing of travel protocols, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that it will issue a memorandum circular (MC).
DILG Undersecretary and spokesperson Jonathan Malaya revealed that some LGUs have not been compliant with the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) resolution which lifted the travel authority and local health certificate requirements for domestic travels.
Despite the decision of the IATF to ease travel protocols, reports have been found that some LGUs still require travelers to present a travel authority.
Malaya assured that the MC was crafted in consultation with the League of Cities, League of Provinces, and League of Municipalities, organizations composed of local government officials.
Once the MC is released, the DILG will issue show-cause-orders against non-complying LGUs, the DILG official noted.
Under the IATF Resolution No. 101 released last month, health certificates and travel authority issued by Joint Task Force COVID Shield would no longer be required for travelers crossing towns or cities.
Furthermore, COVID-19 testing and mandatory quarantine are no longer mandatory although an LGU may still require travelers to present test results.
Source: Manila Bulletin