BAYANIHAN GRANTS TO CITIES & MUNICIPALITIES

Republic Act No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act” was enacted granting the President temporary authority to implement measures to mitigate, if not contain the spread or transmission of COVID-19.

Section 4 of Republic Act (RA) No. 11469 (the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act) granted the President the power to adopt various temporary emergency measures to respond to crisis brought about by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Under Section 4 (g) thereof, the President is empowered to ensure that all local government units (LGUs) are acting within the letter and spirit of all the rules, regulations and directives issued by the National Government pursuant to the said law, and are implementing standards of Community Quarantine consistent with what the National Government has laid down for the subject area, while allowing the LGUs to continue exercising their autonomy on matters undefined by the National Government or are within the parameters it has set, and are fully cooperating towards a unified, cohesive and orderly implementation of the national policy to address COVID-19

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