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Military tapped to strictly enforce ECQ in Cavite

IMUS CITY, Cavite – Stricter measures and actions with the assistance of the military has been enforced in Cavite to get rid of the citizens defying the rules on the enhanced community quarantine.

Gov. Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Remulla Jr. said that the actions that he called “VE-ECQ” or vitamin-enriched ECQ test phase have started in the neighboring cities of Bacoor, Imus, and Dasmariñas and Trece Martires.

Remulla said that some personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police have been deployed to the public markets in Zapote, Bacoor; Imus, and Kadiwa in Dasmariñas.

Bacoor, Imus, the province’s capital; and Dasmariñas have been observed as the cities with many “pasaways” or citizens who continue to defy the quarantine rules amid reported prevalent COVID-19 cases in these areas.

The three neighboring populous areas have the biggest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths reported in Cavite as of yesterday. Local authorites reported 63 confirmed cases in Bacoor, 36 in Imus, and 27 in Dasmariñas.

Remulla deemed the strict actions with the help of the military as a way of ridding these areas of pasaways. He has often reminded the hard-headed, ECQ-rulebreakers since March 17, the day the ECQ was enforced in the province.

Thousands of ECQ violators have been apprehended since then as reported by Remulla in his message post tagged #TigasUloPaMore.

TOTAL LOCKDOWN
IN PASAY VILLAGE

The second biggest barangay in Pasay City has been placed under total lockdown as soldiers have been requested to help implement the ECQ.

“Hindi na kaya ng mga tanod namin na i-cover ang buong barangay at i-implement and enhanced community quarantine. Meron kaming 28,000 residents,” said Barangay 201 Chairman James Bontilao.

He said he requested for such augmentation from Pasay Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano and the AFP that deployed more than 60 personnel to area. According to the Pasay Public Information Office, the soldiers were deployed to the area the other day. (Anthony Giron and Joseph Pedrajas)

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