Iloilo City’s Guidelines for the implementation of ECQ

The Iloilo City Government has released Executive Order No 60 – Guidelines for the implementation of ECQ. The following are the salient points that every Ilonggo should be aware.

1. Curfew

All persons shall observe the curfew in effect within Iloilo City which is from 9:00 P.M. up to 4:00 A.M. for the period covered by the ECQ, until the same is lifted or extended by the Iloilo City Government, upon the recommendation of the Iloilo City COVID-19 Team.


Those whose work arrangements in BPOs / KPOs, warehouses and logistics (and similar businesses) ports, arrastre, food manufacturing, storage and preservation, hospitals, media, and other similar businesses or occupations that require employees to go to work after curfew hours.

2. Movement of People

(a) Restricted movement of vulnerable sectors. Vulnerable sectors are the following:

(1) Persons more than (65) years of age;
(2) Persons below 18 years of age;
(3) Pregnant women;
(4) Persons with comorbidities, immune-deficiencies and other risk factors; and
(5) Persons with disabilities.


(1) obtaining essential goods and services from permitted establishments or for work in permitted industries and offices, other essentials;
(2) to seek medical or clinical care; or go to the hospital;
(3) or to seek medical consultation

(b) Persons who live with the persons mentioned herein and not belonging to vulnerable sectors shall be allowed outside of their residence to buy food, medicines, other essentials, seeking medical or clinical care, going to the hospital, seeking medical consultation and to work for the offices, industries, and establishments permitted.


If they are either confined in a COVID19 isolation facility or quarantine facility.

(c) The individuals aged (18) years and below and (65) years and above shall not enter malls and shopping centers.


When highly indispensable under the circumstances for obtaining essential goods and services or for work in establishments.

3. Close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 positive persons

All individuals who have been tagged as close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 positive persons shall be immediately subjected to RT-PCR testing and are mandated to undergo a strict fourteen (14)- day quarantine.

4. Liquor Ban

The consumption in public of any form of liquor or alcoholic beverages, or any alcoholic drink containing a specific percentage of alcohol by volume or weight which may be in the form of whisky, brandy, gin, rum, cordial, liquor, cocktail, wine, champagne, vermouth, basi, tuba, saki, beer, ale, stout, and the like shall be PROHIBITED.


The sale is allowed from 8:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.

5. Allowed Industries

A. With full on-site capacity:

1. Public and private hospitals Health, emergency and frontline services.
2. Manufacturers of medicines and vitamins, medical supplies, devices and equipment.
3. Industries involved in agriculture, forestry, fishery, and such other components of the food value chain and their workers
4. Logistics service providers.
5. Essential and priority construction projects.
6. Manufacturing related to food and other essential goods.
7. Companies that manufacture, distribute and/or supply equipment or products necessary to perform construction or maintenance works.
8. Essential retail trade and service establishments such as public markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies or drug stores, hardware, office supplies, bicycle shops, laundry shops, and water-refilling stations.
9. Food preparation establishments such as kiosks. commissaries, restaurants, and eateries, services thereof however shall only be limited to take-out and deliveries.
10. Public and private financial service providers involved in the distribution of government grants and amelioration subsidies.
11. Business process outsourcing establishments (BPOs)
12. Public transport providers and operators subject to the Department of Transportation guidelines.

B. Maximum of fifty percent (50%) on-site capacity:

Media establishments and their total permanent staff complement, inclusive of reporters and other field employees.

C. To operate on a skeletal workforce:

All other private establishments and offices operating within in Iloilo City shall be allowed to operate at a skeletal workforce.

6. Prohibited Establishments and Activities

The following establishments, persons, or activities shall not be permitted to operate, work, or be undertaken during ECQ:

1. Entertainment venues with live performers such as karaoke bars, bars, clubs, concert halls, theaters, and cinemas.
2. Recreational venues such as internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, and similar venues.
Exception: Catering to students for their online classes and requirements).
3. Outdoor sports courts or venues for scrimmages, games, or activities.
4. Indoor sports courts or venues, fitness studios, gyms, spas or other indoor leisure centers or facilities and swimming pools.
5. Casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and operation of cockpits (including the conduct of e-sabong), lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishments.
Exception: For the draws conducted by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
6. Indoor visitor or tourist attractions, libraries, archives, museums, galleries, and cultural shows and exhibits.
7. Outdoor tourist attractions.
8. Venues for face-to-face meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions.
9. Personal care services which include beauty salons, beauty parlors, barbershops, medical aesthetic clinics, cosmetic or derma clinics, make-up salons, nail spas and the like. Home service for these activities are likewise not permitted.
10. Indoor dine-in services of food preparation establishments such as commissaries, restaurants, and eateries.

7. Operation of the Public Transportation

The road, maritime, and aviation sectors of public transportation shall be allowed to operate at such capacity and protocols in accordance with guidelines issued by the DOTr.

For this purpose, the use of active transportation such as biking is highly encouraged while biking purely for leisure is temporarily prohibited.

Public utility vehicles such as public utility jeepneys and other motor vehicles offering service to the public within Iloilo City can operate at full (100%) capacity, but shall only be allowed to carry up to 50% of their maximum passenger capacity, or at one seat apart.

The movement of cargo/delivery vehicles, as well as vehicles used by public utility companies, shall be unhampered. Shuttle services of permitted establishments shall not be subject to an ID system but shall maintain compliance with minimum public health standards with the drivers wearing face masks all the time and with transparent anti-COVID-19 dividers from the passengers.

Passengers shall maintain one (1) seat apart from each other and must sanitize prior to taking in. Companies with shuttle services must maintain a logbook to easily track the passengers/employees.

8. Mass Gatherings

Mass gatherings of any kind shall be prohibited.

Gatherings at residences with any person outside of one’s immediate household shall likewise be prohibited.

Religious denominations may continue their services provided that the maximum number of attendees shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the venue capacity.

9. Hotel and Accommodation Establishment

Hotels or accommodation establishments shall be allowed to operate at 50% operational capacity.

10. Closure of Iloilo Esplanades; Playgrounds and Courts in All Public Plazas

The Iloilo Esplanades, playgrounds and courts located in public plazas shall be closed to the public.



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