UPDATED: Got Midnight Cravings? Metro Manila Allows Food Delivery After Curfew

As long as you're an "authorized person outside residence."

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(SPOT.ph) While the quarantine has forced us to stay home especially after hours, our cravings just never stop. So if you're a resident of Manila City, you're in luck because Mayor Isko Moreno signed Executive Order No. 35 on August 19 that allows restaurants to operate beyond curfew hours (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.) for take-out and delivery.

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According to the mandate, food establishments are allowed to operate at 30% venue capacity as long as they comply with the protocols prescribed by the Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment, and Department of Health. They can remain open even after curfew, provided that they serve only authorized persons outside residence (a.k.a. employees and workers of offices and industries that continue to operate under General Community Quarantine). Take-out and food delivery services are allowed 24 hours a day. 

This not only meet the demands of the public, but also helps "slowly open the economy in the city, particularly in the food and restaurant industry," the executive order indicated.

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UPDATE (August 20, 2:30 p.m.): Later in the day, Metro Manila Development Authority General Manager Jojo Garcia announced that mayors in Metro Manila agree to implement the reopening of 24-hour food delivery services in the whole region.

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