Lists of industries that are ALLOWED, PARTIALLY ALLOWED, and NOT ALLOWED to operate under modified ECQ and GCQ

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    The following is the complete list of industries and companies to be allowed to operate under the modified enhance community quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cebu City. Calabarzopn and other places are still under the general community quarantine (GCQ). This list is applicable to places under MECQ and GCQ according to the list released by the government late May 13.

    Manufacturing of Essential Products

    • Food & beverage (only non-alcoholic)
    • Hygiene (soap, detergent, disinfectant)
    • Medicines and vitamins
    • Medical products (e.g. Masks, gloves, medical equipment)
    • Pet foods, feeds, and fertilizers

    Industries Allowed

    • Hospitals and clinics (non-aesthetic – e.g., dermatological, dental, optometric, and eye, ear, nose, throat)
    • Essential retail (e.g., groceries, markets, drug stores)
    • Laundry shops (incl. self-service)
    • Food preparation and water refilling (take-out and delivery only)
    • Logistics service providers (e.g., cargo handling, warehousing, trucking, shipping line)
    • Delivery services (e.g., LBC, JRS, Lazada and Shopee deliveries, other couriers)
    • Utilities: power, energy, telecom, aircon, water, collection/supply, waste management, sewerage, pest control, garbage collection, (except septic tank emptying)
    • Repair and installation of machinery and equipment of Telecommunication companies (e.g., ISPs, cable providers, telco 3rd party contractors)
    • Energy companies (incl. 3rd party contractors) across transmission, distribution, maintenance, retail, exploration, operations, trading, and delivery of raw materials (incl. refineries and depos)
    • Gasoline stations
    • Construction workers accredited by the DPWH to work on facilities for healthcare and for risk reduction
    • Manufacturing companies and supplies of products necessary for construction
    • Media establishments
    • Cement and steel
    • Mining and quarrying
    • Electronic commerce companies
    • Postal, courier and delivery services
    • Export-oriented companies: work-from-home, on-site or near accommodation, or point-point shuttles
    • Repair od computers and personal or household goods
    • Housing service activities
    • Special purpose accommodation for healthcare workers, OFWs, workers in permitted sectors, and non-OFWs with mandated quarantine
    • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO): work-from-home
    • Banks, money transfer services, Microfinance institutions, pawnshops (except those that do not perform money transfers), and credit cooperatives
    • Capital markets (e.g., BSP, SEC, PDEC, PDTC)
    • Rental and leasing, other than real estate (e.g., vehicles, equipment for permitted sectors)
    • Employment activities (e.g., recruitment and placement for permitted sectors.




    The following industries are permitted to PARTIALLY OPERATE under MECQ but can FULLY operate under GCQ

    Other Manufacturing

    • 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 mineral products
    • Electrical equipment
    • Machinery and equipment
    • Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
    • Other transport equipment
    • Real estate activities
    • Public and private construction projects that are essential (I.e., sewerage, water services, facilities, digital works, health facilities), and priority (i.e., food production, agriculture, energy, housing, communication, water utilities, manufacturing, and BPO) small-scale projects are not allowed
    • Office administrative and office support (e.g., photocopying, billing)
    • Funeral and embalming services
    • Veterinary clinics
    • Security and investigation services
    • Other financial services (e.g., money exchange, insurance reinsurance and non-compulsory, pension funding)
    • Legal and accounting
    • Management and consultancy services
    • Architecture and engineering activities: technical testing and analysis
    • Scientific and research development
    • Advertising and market research
    • Computer programming (e.g., writing code, designing computer systems) and information service activities (e.g., data processing)
    • Publishing and printing activities (e.g., newspapers, books, etc; printing on textiles, glass, etc)
    • Film, music, and TV production
    • Other activities (e.g., photography, fashion, industrial, graphic, and interior design)
    • Wholesale, retail trade of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles including their parts and components
    • Repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles (incl. vulcanizing shops, battery repair shops, and auto repair shops)
    • Malls and commercial centers (non-leisure only)
    • Hardware stores
    • Clothing and accessories
    • Mall-based government frontline services
    • Bookstores and school and office supplies stores
    • Baby care supplies stores
    • Pet food and pet care supplies stores
    • IT, communications, and electronic equipment
    • Flower, jewelry, novelty, antique, perfume shops
    • Toy store (with playground and amusement are closed)

    The following industries are allowed to PARTIALLY OPERATE under both MECQ and GCQ

    • Accommodation for guests (only for existing long-term bookings or bookings as of May 1 in Luzon)
    • Dining/Restaurants (no dine-in) delivery and take-out only

    The following industries are totally NOT ALLOWED to operate under MECQ and GCQ

    • Barbershops and salons
    • Gyms/fitness studious and sports facilities
    • Entertainment industries (e.g., cinemas, theaters, karaoke bars, etc.)
    • Kid amusement industries (e.g., playrooms, rides)
    • Tourist destinations (e.g., water parks, beaches, resorts)
    • Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation services, and related activities)
    • Personal care services (e.g., massage parlors, sauna, facial care, waxing, etc.)
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