Catherine Talavera – The Philippine Star
October 28, 2022 | 12:00am
Commuters don face masks on while waiting for available public transport along Taft Avenue in Manila on Monday night, Sept. 12, 2022 as President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. approves an executive order allowing the voluntary wearing of face masks in outdoor settings as recommended by the IATF.
The STAR / Miguel de Guzman
MANILA, Philippines — Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion believes it is the right time to lift the mandates on indoor wearing of face masks and physical distancing as part of post-pandemic recovery.
“I think our problem now is not so much of COVID but ensuring the survival of the economy,” Concepcion said in a statement yesterday.
“There are several factors that are making the case for the lifting of the protocols and I believe that the timing is just right,” he added.
Concepcion made the statement amid mixed reactions on the