DILG to investigate overeager enforcers, remind them food deliveries are OK

The Department of the Interior and Local Government will investigate reports of aggressive barangay enforcers blocking food delivery riders working during curfew hours.

This comes after reports came out over Holy Week of food delivery-related incidents involving overzealous enforcers unaware of the very rules they were deployed to implement.

Among recent incidents involve a Grab rider who was blocked by a tanod who claimed that lugaw is not considered an essential item and is therefore prohibited, and another saw a 21-year-old student arrested for stepping outside to pick up his dinner.

Malacañang has since clarified that all food deliveries are allowed and must remain unhampered.

Even the Philippine National Police, an attached bureau under the DILG, asserted in a statement of its own that “unless for any other reason in violation of law, the delivery of food to a requesting party on quarantine at their residence is essential.”

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