Don’t tempt trouble: Robredo, Diokno warns public vs mass gatherings during ECQ

Don’t tempt trouble: Robredo, Diokno warns public vs mass gatherings during ECQ

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo and political ally human rights lawyer Chel Diokno formed an organization -Volunteers and Lawyers for the Rule of Law (VALOR 19).
And they are reminding the public that they are prohibited from holding mass gatherings during the effectivity of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

“Mass gatherings shall be prohibited for the duration of the ECQ,” read VALOR 19’s social media post in answer to questions of the public.

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VALOR 19 assured that essential work-related meetings and religious activities “may continue so long as strict social distancing and religious activities may continue so long as strict social distancing, defined as the strict maintenance of a distance of at lease one meter radius between and among those attending, is maintained during the entirety of the event.”
“The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) shall ensure that private establishments in operation strictly maintain social distancing in their businesses,” it added.
It was reported last April 1, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) arrested 21 persons after residents of Sitio San Roque went to EDSA and held a rally demanding help from government.

Those 21 individuals were charged with the violation the public assembly law, for non-cooperation, for disobedience of a lawful order, and for spreading fake news.

Joined Forces

It may be remembered that VP Robredo joined forces with Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) chairman Chel Diokno in provide legal consultations to the public who may have concerns over the ongoing enhanced community quarantine.
“We teamed up with the Office of the VP and volunteer lawyers and law students to mobilize this resource,” read his social media posts on Thursday (April 9).

“Alam nating maraming katanungan sa batas ang mga kababayan natin ngayon,” Diokno pointed out.

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