Health Marshals led by City Executive Assistant for Security Concerns retired General Rey Lyndon Lawas conduct patrols in the main streets to the interior housing projects to disperse gatherings outside of the homes as mandated under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
Pursuant to the MECQ guidelines gatherings are prohibited except those that are essential for the provision of health services and government services or authorized humanitarian activities.
Religious gatherings are allowed up to 10% of venue capacity while gatherings for necrological services, wakes, interment, funerals for those who died of causes other than COVID-19 shall be allowed provided that it shall be limited to immediate family members.
Parents of the minors are also warned of their responsibility to keep their children at home so they will remain safe from COVID-19.
The Health Marshals are composed of personnel from the City Health Office, Philippine National Police, Traffic Management Office, Special Enforcement Unit, Department Trade Industry, City Administrator’s Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office and Bureau of Fire Protection.