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Recent developments in our collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic are showing signs that we are making improvements in slowing down the virus spread.
 
But it is not over yet.
 
We still have to remain vigilant and conscious of our surroundings and environment, most especially in the public sphere, until such time that we can truly say that we have conquered and eradicated Covid-19.
 
It is why your Department of Transportation (DOTr) continues to uphold and push for the strict observance of health and safety measures, even as we gradually increase public transport capacity as part of our calibrated approach in transitioning our people to the new normal.
 
Guided by recommendations culled from health experts, and taking our cue from the IATF, the lead agency in the government response against COVID-19, the DOTr has taken a very strong stand to heighten the awareness and ensure full compliance of all transport stakeholders, most especially the riding public, in the 7 Commandments for passengers, drivers and operators while aboard public transportation. 
 
We reiterate these 7 which we outline in our vernacular:
 
1. Magsuot ng face mask at face shield;
2. Bawal ang pagsasalita, pakikipag-usap o pagsagot ng telepono;
3. Bawal kumain;
4. Kailangang may sapat na ventilation;
5. Kailangang may frequent disinfection; 
6. Bawal magsakay ng symptomatic passenger;
7. Kinakailangang sumunod sa appropriate physical distancing
 
For the sake of our loved ones, and ourselves, let us take these 7 Commandments to heart, in order to beat Covid-19 soonest, and we get on with our amazing lives. 
 
We HEAL AS ONE. WE RECOVER AS ONE.
 
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16 October 2020