Press Release

Once-a-day religious gatherings allowed from April 1-4

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Thursday, March 25, 2021, allowed religious denominations to hold religious gatherings once a day from April 1, 2021 to April 4, 2021.

Religious denominations shall observe a maximum indoor seating capacity of ten percent (10%) at all times. Entrance to churches / venues are encouraged via reservation to ensure compliance of the ten percent (10%) capacity limitation.

Attendance through various online platforms, however, is encouraged.

No gatherings and conduct of religious activities shall be allowed outside the church and/or venue. The use of audio-video screens or public address systems outside the church / venue while the mass/worship service is being celebrated shall be prohibited.

Live singing, if any, shall be strictly limited while recorded singing is encouraged.

The local barangay units and local units of the Philippine National Police are directed to facilitate the implementation of the abovementioned protocols.

The IATF likewise approved the request of the Professional Regulation Commission to conduct and administer the licensure examinations for professionals scheduled for May and June 2021 following strict health protocols as approved by the Department of Health.

Examinees from areas under General Community Quarantine are strongly discouraged from traveling to areas under Modified General Community Quarantine to prevent COVID-19 transmission to low-risk areas.

Meanwhile, the Department of Information and Communications Technology shall issue the necessary certifications and facilitate the turnover of rights of the to the Republic of the Philippines, as donee, which is represented by the Department of the Interior and Local Government. ###