Davao City has now shifted to modified general community quarantine starting today July 1 up to July 15 after over a month of being placed under general community quarantine to address the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
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The city government of Davao assured residents that they are managing the new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) with the entry of stranded individuals and overseas workers in to the city in recent weeks.
The city’s popular Roxas Night Market remains closed for the last 100-plus days in the coronavirus pandemic, as more than 500 of its vendors await for its re-opening possibly by end of this year.
Calls to allow motorcycles to carry passengers have gained ground as the Davao City Council passed a resolution urging the national government to allow this practice.
As the nation deals with rising unemployment and failing economy due to the prolonged lockdown and the pandemic, the city government here has allotted Php160 million for short term jobs.
Media groups and other sectors slam the guilty verdict on Rappler’s CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa and former staff Rey Santos Jr, calling the decision a further attack of the government on press freedom.
In the home city of President Duterte, two different programs were held with different themes on the commemoration of the 122nd Independence Day.
“Justice delayed, justice denied,” says Fidelina Margarita Valle, columnist for Davao Today, remembering her experience a year ago being taken by police agents at an airport.
Despite calls for mass testing trending on social media, daily wage earners out on the street no little what this means and how it will help in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
“Right now, it’s between afraid of dying from COVID or dying from hunger.”