DILG orders barangays to list down unvaccinated residents

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Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has instructed barangay officials to create a roster of unvaccinated residents which will serve as a basis for local government units (LGUs) in imposing restrictions, a Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) official said on Wednesday. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 12) — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has instructed barangay officials to create a roster of unvaccinated residents which will serve as a basis for local government units (LGUs) in imposing restrictions, a Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) official said on Wednesday.

"Nagpalabas si Secretary Año ng memorandum circular para magsagawa ng imbentaryo ang lahat ng mg barangay sa buong bansa para malaman 'yung mga hindi pa nagpapabakuna sa mga barangay, in line with the pronouncement of the President na i-restrain or i-restrict 'yung movement ng ating mga unvaccinated individuals," said DILG Usec. Jonathan Malaya in a Laging Handa briefing.

[Translation: Secretary Año released a memorandum circular directing all barangays in the country to create an inventory to determine the number of unvaccinated individuals in barangays, in line with the pronouncement of the President to restrain or restrict the movement of unvaccinated individuals.]

Malaya said a nationwide roster can help LGUs efficiently implement mobility restrictions by passing ordinances.

In Metro Manila, only the cities of Pasig, Navotas and Makati have yet to issue ordinances limiting the movement of unvaccinated residents. Malaya said their ordinances are still under deliberation by their respective city councils but they are expected to be passed in the next few days.

Earlier, the Metro Manila Council passed a resolution seeking to ban the entry of unvaccinated residents in malls and restaurants.

Malaya said the DILG also expects LGUs in provinces to follow suit.

Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation has already prohibited unvaccinated passengers from using public transportation in Metro Manila while under Alert Level 3.