SIGN OF THINGS TO COME Imagine the joy of families attending live Mass together again as churches such as the Manila Cathedral on Sunday open their doors to adults and minors under more relaxed virus restrictions in Metro Manila. —MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

By Villamor Visaya Jr., Philippine News Agency stringer and Philippine Daily Inquirer correspondent

TUGUEGARAO CITY––The local government has relaxed its COVID-19 restrictions, allowing minors outdoors and lifting the curfew for adults.

But Mayor Jefferson Soriano said Wednesday, Dec. 15, that their parents or guardians must accompany the minors.

He said minors would be allowed outside their residences only from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, and baptisms, have also been allowed but only at 70 percent of the venue capacity. Festivals remain prohibited.

Local health data show that the number of the city’s active COVID-19 cases had dropped to 10 as of Wednesday.#