Christmas parties, loud music, caroling for minors not allowed in NCR this December

  • NCR have released new guidelines for the upcoming Christmas season
  • Metro Manila Council chair at Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said no parties, loud Christmas songs or videoke in barangas are allowed
  • Children below 18 years old are not allowed to go caroling

Office Christmas parties both in the government and private companies will not be allowed while age limit will be imposed on carolers.

Image by ABS-CBN

This coming December, we might have to face a “new normal” Christmas season. With quarantine still in place, many Christmas traditions have to be changed to protect us against the spread of COVID-19.

After National Capital Region (NCR) was placed under General Community quarantine until December, several provisions have been made.

Children will no longer be allowed to roam the streets to sing Christmas cheers. Metro Manila Council chair at Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said that only aged 18 to 65 years old may be allowed to go caroling. They are also only allowed to have not more than 10 individuals per group and will not go beyond 12 midnight.

Olivarez also said that under GCQ no parties are allowed. He said, “Under GCQ bawal pa ang parties. Ang ating NCR (National Capital Region), nagkasundo ‘yung ating mayors na under GCQ muna tayo, magluluwag lang para makasuporta sa ekonomiya pero hindi muna mag-MGCQ (modified GCQ). Konting tiis na lang ito.”

“Kapag nahuli po sila ang mangyayari po niyan ay masu-suspend po sila, itong mga kawaning ito. Ang mangyayari po niyan, ‘yun pong kanilang business will be affected kapag di po sila sumunod ng guidelines. Mayroon pong closure na ibibigay ang local government unit ganu’n din ho ‘yung mga magho-host ng Christmas party,” he added.

Image by UNTV

It is also not allowed to play loud Christmas songs or videokes in barangay.

“Kung pupunta naman sa mga videoke o karaoke bar, hanggang 10 lang ang papayagan sa loob, at kailangang naka-face shield at face mask habang kumakanta,” Olivarez said.