ANGELES City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. issued on December 6 Executive Order 30, urging the public to avoid the conduct of any face-to-face (F2F) holiday parties among individuals not staying in the same household from December 6 to January 10, 2022.

The EO also prohibits any Christmas and New Year parties, reunions, and similar social gatherings for offices, establishments, and companies; reunions with family members who live in different households; reunions with former colleagues and schoolmates; and parties with individuals who are part of the same group or organization.

“Ginagawa lamang po natin ang mga necessary safety measures bilang pag-iingat po sa ating mga kababayan, lalo na po ngayon na mayroon na namang bagong variant na nade-detect sa ibang bansa,” Lazatin said.

Through the EO, Lazatin also urged Angeleños to stay vigilant despite the steady decline of Covid-19 cases in the city.

“Let us not put our guard down. In this upcoming holiday season, we should be of help to one another in putting an end in this pandemic. Ito naman po ang tunay na kahulugan ng mga selebrasyon na ito — pagmamahalan at pagtutulungan,” he said.