15 June 2020 – Recommendations of Department of Transport on food security

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Health, Private Sector and Businesses, Social Services, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: IATF

Overview: Recommendations of DOTr through the task group on Food Security to issue the following directives:
– Creation of a complaints office under the Philippine Ports Authority which will address complaints against international shipping lines.
– Minimum eight day free time period per shipping line.
– Encouraging all domestic shipping lines to allocate a cargo space every voyage to agricultural and food products, and to charge preferential rates on such.

The Omnibus Guidelines is amended to allow transit of lawyers who will provide legal representation of persons arrested during ECQ.

DOTr’s recommendation on the guidelines for the resumption of operation of approved training organizations under GCQ are approved.
Full details here: https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20200615-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-46.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: On 30 March 2020, the IATF created a sub-technical working group to develop a science-based approach in determining whether the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) should be lifted or extended by defining the parameters in assessing the Philippine’s COVID-19 situation. And on 3 April 2020, the IATF was able to finalize the parameters for the lifting or extending of the ECQ in Luzon. The parameters included trends on the COVID-19 epidemiological curve, health capacity of the country, social factors, economic factors, and security factors.

On 27 May 2020, an updated risk classification was released with the goal of balancing economic activity and public health. And as of 14 June 2020, the total number of confirmed cases in the Philippines is 25, 930