Non-Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) are now allowed to drive for APORs during the two-week lockdown of Metro Manila, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Thursday, Aug. 5, after announcing the ban on Non-APORs Aug. 4.
“In spite of the 50% public transportation available, ang clamor po at ang gusto ay para maiwasan ang pagkahawa-hawa, allowed na itong mga worker APOR natin na hindi man marunog mag drive, eh mapag-drive sa non-APOR na driver o fetcher,” PNP Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said during the Palace briefing.
Due to the public backlash from the banning of non-APORs to drive essential workers during the ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine), the PNP chief said he had a consultation with Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año, who issued the guidelines.
Eleazar explained that non-APORs should have the following requirements:
- Name of the non-APOR designated driver.
- Certification from the employer, indicating the name, contact number of the driver and employer, and vehicle plate number.
- Copy of the employer’s business permit.
The PNP will conduct "random checking" of these requirements; failure to show and falsification of documents could result in arrest and charges, Eleazar warned.
The strictest lockdown in Metro Manila starts Aug. 6 and ends on Aug. 20.
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