LIST: Businesses allowed to operate under MECQ

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Starting June 1, Cagayan de Oro City will be under the modified enhance community quarantine (MECQ) due to higher numbers of reported infections until June 15.

Listed below are the business establishments allowed to operate and permitted operation capacities during the MECQ period as stated under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Memorandum Circular 21-19.

Category I

Business Establishment/ActivitiesMECQMGCQ
Take out, delivery100%100%
Outdoor dine-in services50%100%
Indoor dine-in service10%100%

Category II

Business Establishment/ActivitiesMECQMGCQ
Other Manufacturing*50%100%
Hotels and other accommodation*50%100%
Other Financial services*50%100%
Management Consultancy services50%100%
Architectural, Engineering Activities50%100%
Technical Testing and Analysis50%100%
Scientific and Research Development50%100%
Advertising and Marketing Research50%100%
Computer programming, Information service activities, and other related activities50%100%
Publishing and printing services50%100%
Film, music, and TV production50%100%
Recruitment and placement agencies for overseas employment50%100%
Other services such as photography, fashion, industrial, graphics, and interior design50%100%
Wholesale, retail trade of motor vehicle, motorcycles, and bicycles, including their parts and components50%100%
Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation service and related activities50%100%
Pet grooming services50%100%
Mall-based government frontline service50%100%
Clothing and accessories50%100%
Bookstore, school and office supplies store50%100%
Baby, infant care supplies store50%100%
IT, communications, and electronic equipment50%100%
Flower, jewellery, novelty, antique, perfume shops50%100%
Toy store (playground, amusement area are closed)50%100%
Music stores50%100%
Art galleries (selling only)50%100%
Firearms, ammunition trading establishment50%100%
Driving Schools (subject to DOTr guidelines)50%100%
Testing and tutorial centres50%100%
Review centres50%100%
Language, dance, acting voice schools50%100%

*Manufacturing included:

  • Beverages (e.g. alcoholic drinks)
  • Electrical machinery
  • Wood products, Furniture
  • Non-metallic products
  • Textiles/wearing apparels
  • Tobacco products
  • Paper and Paper products
  • Rubber and Plastic products
  • Coke and Refined Petroleum products
  • Other non-metallic mineral products
  • Computer, Electronic and Optical products
  • Electrical equipment
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Motor vehicles, trailers, and semi-trailers
  • Other transport equipment
  • Others

*Hotels and other accommodation establishments – only those allowed to operate at such capacity and protocols in accordance with guidelines issued by the Department of Tourism (DOT).



*Financial services such as:

  • Money exchange
  • Insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Lending companies
  • Non-compulsory pension funding

For outdoor sports, courts, or venues, non-contact sports such as but not limited to walking, jogging, and running are allowed to operate at a 50 percent capacity rate. Contact sports, scrimmage, games, or activities are not allowed, as well as indoor sports and activities such as fitness studios, gyms, spas, and swimming pools.

Category III

Business Establishment/ActivitiesMECQMGCQ
Indoor visitor or tourist attractions, libraries, archives, museums, galleries, and cultural shows and exhibitsNot Allowed75%
Outdoor tourist attractionsNot Allowed75%
Venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitionsNot Allowed75%
Personal care activities: Beauty parlors, barbershops, nail spas, etc.30%100%
Other personal care activities such as make-up salons, medical aesthetic clinics, cosmetics, etc.Not Allowed100%
Limited Social Events at the accredited establishment of the DOTNot Allowed50%

Category IV

Business Establishment/ActivitiesMECQMGCQ
CinemasNot Allowed50%
Amusement parks, theme parksNot Allowed75%
Casinos, horse racing, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishmentsNot Allowed100%
Recreational venues such as internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, and similar venuesNot Allowed50%

—(Source: DTI 10)




Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

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