"NO SWAB test, no tsula (kiss)."
This was the appeal of Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy city director for operations of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO).
Other appeals to the public:
* Avoid dating persons you haven't met before.
Parilla said singles or those planning to date on February 14, Valentine's Day, should keep this in mind.
* Agree to a meeting if partner can show a negative Covid-19 test result.
This is to attest that the person is Covid-free, said Parilla.
* Meet online.
Parilla also advised those with dates to meet online while there is still no vaccine against Covid-19.
"Ayaw lang sa mo og meet pero kung naa siyay dala nga negative result sa swab test, aw go ta diha," said Parilla.
* Go to restaurants early and be conscious of curfew.
* Avoid alcohol due to liquor ban.
* Date at home.
The CCPO said this will keep the couples safe from Covid-19 and accidents.
Police activities for February 14
* Monitor motels and hotels to prevent minors from entering.
* Monitor restaurants and other places where the public gather to eat and drink to prevent crowding.
Parilla reminded the public that Covid-19 is still present, which is why strictly following health protocols is very important.
CCPO said police stations in Cebu City will set up road checkpoints and conduct Oplan Bulabog, CCPO's monitoring and surveillance program for quarantine violators, in restaurants.
The liquor ban will also be implemented during the Valentine weekend. (SunStar Cebu/With AYB)