The local Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) of Puerto Princesa vetoed the conduct of sports events after adapting the Alert Level Systems community quarantine classification starting November 22, 2021.
In the live update of the City Information Department, local IATF Spokesperson Attorney Norman Yap said that during the meeting earlier today, the IATF vetoed contact sports in the guidelines as they worry that these activities will be unregulated by barangay personnel.
“Pansamantala po natin vineto o in-objectan kasi naisip po namin na baka dadami yung magba-basketball sa bara-barangay na hindi maregulate or mabantayan,” Yap said.
He explained that the reason behind they are worried as there are still a lot of minors that are unvaccinated and they are majority who takes part in such activities.
“Kasi based on our assessment baka maraming unvaccinated na mag-participate na, for example, yung mga basketball sa mga bara-barangay… Karamihan pa naman po doon ay below 18 ang kadalasan nagba-basketball… Wala po muna na basketball na contact sports,” he added.
The national government announced on November 20 the Alert Level of the rest of the country to adapt the new community quarantine classification before December 1.
Puerto Princesa and Palawan are under Alert Level 2 from November 22 to 30.