On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic and called on all countries to take urgent and aggressive action to mitigate or prevent its spread. Republic Act (RA) 11469, also known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” or Bayanihan 1, was signed into law on 24 March 2020 as a response of the government to the COVID-19 crisis. Note that initial measures were already undertaken by the President through—(a) Presidential Proclamation No. 922 issued on 08 March 2020 declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines, and (b) Presidential Proclamation No. 929 issued on 16 March 2020 imposing an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) throughout Luzon due to the continuing rise of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and the serious threat to the health, safety, security, and lives of the Filipino people.