MANILA -- Deliveries of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are allowed during the month-long lockdown of Luzon, a group of dealers said Tuesday following reports that some households have trouble buying cooking gas.
Guidelines released by Malacañang on the lockdown specified that establishments offering basic services, such as fuel, should be allowed to operate.
But some LPG stores have encountered problems in checkpoints in Luzon, said Daniel Brian Joven, a member of the Philippine LPG Association.
“Ang LPG po ay exemption, necessity po ito so sana po i-allow po natin sa mga checkpoint,” Joven told radio dzMM.
(LPG is a necessity so it should be allowed in checkpoints.)
“Exempted po ito, Pinapayagan po ito. Dapat po unhampered ang pagdeliver ng cargo kasi necessity po ito,” he added.
(It is exempted. Delivery of cargo should be unhampered.)
The government placed Luzon under lockdown until April 12 to control the spread of COVID-19. The measure means strict home confinement in all households, suspension of public transport, regulation of provision for food and essential health services, and heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce isolation procedures.