Albay town regulates sports activities under Alert Level 1

By Connie Calipay

The municipality of Camalig in Albay released on Monday, April 4, an executive order (EO) regulating sports activities as well as social gatherings after the entire province was placed under Alert Level 1, the lowest category in the country’s Covid-19 community quarantine status.

EO No. 12, series of 2022 signed by Mayor Carlos Irwin Baldo Jr. on April 1, stipulates that outdoor non-contact sports and other forms of exercise such as but not limited to walking, jogging, running, biking, swimming, tennis, badminton, and skateboarding are allowed provided that the minimum public health protocols are observed and there is no sharing of equipment among people.


“Individuals or groups planning to conduct basketball games and other contact sports with the same nature, and ‘pabayle’ or dancing party shall initially request for approval from the Mayor’s Office through 09267428548,” the EO read.


However, “perya” and other fiesta celebrations are still prohibited except for a Holy Mass.


During the observance of Lent, processions may be conducted on Holy Wednesday and Good Friday provided that the participants observe at least one meter of physical distance.


On cockfighting operations, a maximum of 50 percent venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals is allowed, all on-site workers and employees of such establishments must be fully vaccinated and betting shall be cashless and use technology-based platforms. There should be no physical exchange of cash anywhere in the cockpit and no oral placing of bets. (With report from Bernadine Carretas/OJT-PNA)