24-Hour Take-Out and Food Delivery is Now Allowed in Manila City

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is now allowing 24/7 take-out and food delivery services in all food establishments in Manila City with the goal of helping uplift the livelihood of those working in the industry.

On Wednesday, August 19, he announced that he had signed Executive Order No. 35 that will allow these establishments to resume operations round the clock amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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He said that it is their “own little way to protect jobs of Manilans and to help businesses operate and survive the COVID-19 pandemic.”

However, he specified that restaurants will be “allowed to operate beyond the curfew hours of the city, provided that it shall cater only to those authorized persons outside of residence.”

“The City of Manila sees the need to slowly open the economy in the city, particularly in the food and restaurant industry and to balance this with the demand from the general public, which may serve as stimulus of economic growth,” he added.

Under the GCQ, curfew hours are between 8 PM and 5 AM across Metro Manila and all food establishments must strictly observe the 30% dine-in capacity.

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