President Rodrigo Duterte just placed NCR Plus under ‘GCQ with heightened restrictions’ from May 15 to 31. We know what you’re thinking: “What on earth is GCQ with heightened restrictions?”
Just like the deadly coronavirus we’re battling, this is apparently yet another variant of the neverending nightmare that is community quarantine. GCQ, MECQ, ECQ, GCQ Bubble, Flexible MECQ, Circuit Breaker — add one more to the pile. In case you find your head swirling from all those words and letters, here’s what you need to know for GCQ WHR:
- 18-65 years old can go outside
- Only essential travel in and out of NCR+ is permitted
- 20% capacity for indoor dining; 50% for outdoor
- 30% capacity for outdoor tourists in NCR
- 10% capacity for religious activities including burials and funerals
- 30% capacity for salons, parlors, and beauty clinics
- No entertainment venues
Basically, it’s like flexible MECQ, a type of quarantine with the freedom of GCQ but stricter. You get it, right?
A “GCQ w/ heightened restrictions” could be a new variant of a GCQ that is stricter than a typical GCQ, but looser than a flexible MECQ (present). Details to follow.
— Earth Shaker PH (@earthshakerph) May 13, 2021
Before the government exhausts their minds from trying to come up with other names for quarantine modifications, Filipinos naturally took their confusion to the next level and created their own funny takes on this new GCQ. Check out the best ones:
Not lovers, more than friends
We’re not lovers, but we’re more than friends. We are
GCQ with heightened restrictions.
— Albert Domingo (@AlbertDomingo) May 13, 2021
So this is how you properly define an undefined relationship. Thanks.
Wouldn’t you love this?
JUST IN: Metro Manila is placed under GCQ with a Chance of Meatballs.
— Anthony Q. Esguerra (@anthesguerra) May 13, 2021
Sana all inuulan ng ayuda.
Healthy variations of GCQ
New improved GCQ with heightened restrictions, agaricus mushrooms, gingko biloba and jojoba extract ✨ https://t.co/2rICwO8Ymc
— Shai Lagarde (@shailagarde) May 13, 2021
Glad to see our health being prioritized for once.
GCQ with heightened restrictions, collagen extract, intensified moisture and SPF 15 for a glowing new you…
— aj (@angelojjb) May 13, 2021
GCQ said self-care is important!
Short people look away
What do you mean there’s a height restriction?!
GCQ with heightened restrictions and the sorcerer stone
— I_Am_Astro_boy_ (@_makinista) May 13, 2021
GCQ with heightened restrictions and the prisoner of azkaban
— Jonas Sulit (@comeletsjonas) May 13, 2021
Are we living in the world of Harry Potter complete with Lord Voldemort?
It’s another world
GCQ with Heightened Resitrictions, the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
— Sarj (@sarjmoran) May 13, 2021
The movie references keep coming.
GCQ Overloaded with Benefits
GCQ with heightened restrictions, lactobacilli shirota strain at FabCon na di lang pampamilya, pang sports pa so on and so forth https://t.co/BOKgqRyixh
— Dom Rodriguez (@atthebigdom) May 13, 2021
We don’t even know what this is but it doesn’t look too farfetched.
Are they taking other name recommendations?
May 15-30: GCQ w/ heightened restrictions
up next: GCQ w/moderate restrictions
• GCQ semi-proper
• GCQ proper with reservations
• GCQ going to MGCQ, if ever
• GCQ with touches of semi-MGCQ
If improve: MGCQ
If worsen: ECQ v.3
— 🏛 ᜀ ᜃᜓ ᜐᜒ ᜇ᜔ᜌᜓᜈ᜔ 🏛 (@iam_jniest) May 13, 2021
Attached are other name recos for your review *sends email*
At the end of the day, this is just the simple guideline you need:
ECQ – (E)ndi pede lumabas
MECQ – (M)edyo pede
GCQ – (G)e labas
— talulot (@imericajeanine) April 11, 2021