By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson remains mum over a proposal to restrict the movement of unvaccinated individuals.
According to Lacson, the provincial government has not yet issued any such order, although he did confirm that the proposal is being pushed to the national government.
“Mahulat lang ta, pero wala kita naka-issue any order (We just have to wait, there is no issued order yet),” Lacson said.
Aside from restricting movement for unvaccinated individuals, there is a separate proposal also being pushed to bar the entry of unvaccinated individuals among business establishments.
However, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stated that they cannot yet implement such a proposal, pointing out that a lot of Filipinos have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
He further explained the reason why it is already being implemented in countries such as the United States of America and France is because they have already vaccinated at least 50 percent of their total population.
Despite Roque’s statement, however, some local government units in the country such as Lapu-lapu City in Cebu have already implemented the “no vaccine, no entry” policy./DGB, WDJ