Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez announced on Monday that Metro Manila mayors are now willing to allow teenagers ages 15 to 17 to go out of their homes.

Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez (FACEBOOK/ MANILA BULLETIN)

“Ang Metro Manila Council (MMC) pumayag po sa pagbaba po ng age. Tayo na lang sa Pilipinas ang 18 to 65. Ngayon payag na rin po ang Metro Manila Council, mga LGUs na madagdagan ng 15 to 17 years old,” Olivarez, chairman of the MMC told TeleRadyo. (The Metro Manila Council already agreed to lower the age restriction and allow those from 15 to 17 to go out of their homes. We are the only country that limits going out to those who are 18 to 65 years old.)

Olivarez said Metro Manila mayors agreed to lower the age restrictions believing that more teens outside will help stimulate the economy.   

He noted that it was “contradictory” to have gaming arcades open in malls but not allow teens to go there. 

The mayor added that those who are allowed to go out of their homes must  continue to observe the health protocols. 


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/02/15/metro-mayors-to-allow-teenagers-to-go-out-of-their-homes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=metro-mayors-to-allow-teenagers-to-go-out-of-their-homes)