Statement of Commissioner Karen S. Gomez-Dumpit (Focal Commissioner on the Rights of Older Persons and Women) on the Proposed LRT and MRT Ban for Older Persons and Pregnant Women during the Implementation of the General Community Quarantine Scheme in Metro Manila

The General Community Quarantine (GCQ) protocols require older persons (or those aged 60 years and above) “to remain in their residences at all times, except when indispensable under the circumstances for obtaining essential goods and services or for work in permitted industries and offices.” Following this protocol, the government transport regulators have decided to ban […]