CAVITE – Governor Jonvic Remulla lamented on Monday (Sept. 21) about the national government’s lack of a coordinated information campaign.
The appeal comes after confusion ensued last week over regulations regarding visits to Tagaytay City. 

Governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Remulla Jr. (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

On Sept. 15, Remulla announced that non-Cavite residents wouldn’t need travel passes to enter the popular weekend destination. Two days later, however, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Metro Manila residents must secure a medical certificate and  travel pass if they wish to visit Tagaytay while the community quarantine is in effect.

“Puwedeng tumawid ang may 100,000 na Caviteño patungong NCR without a travel pass para pumasok sa trabaho ngunit bawal pumunta ang mga taga-NCR sa Tagaytay kapag walang travel pass. (About 100,000 Caviteños can go to the National Capital Region to work but NCR residents cannot go to Tagaytay without a travel pass),” the governor lamented on his Facebook page. 

“I appeal to the National Government for a comprehensive information campaign that is clear, concise and coordinated. It should be based on the SCIENCE of Public Health with guided inputs from Infectious Disease Specialists,” Remulla added. 

“Directives should NOT come from military orders without proper consultation with the stakeholders. Perhaps we should identify, trace, consult and listen to the real EXPERTS.”

Aside from the Tagaytay travel pass requirement, Remulla also recalled other issues that have caused confusion, including the requirement to install motorcycle plastic barrier shields; the national government’s preparation to acquire coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine; and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Health’s opposing statements about the safety of dolomite sand in Manila Bay.

Source: Manila Bulletin (