Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio dispelled a “fake” social media post that the City Government of Davao is re-imposing a lockdown after a surge of COVID-19 cases in the city.
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The drill began on 10am of October 14. Twenty-five “persons disguised as terrorists” were scattered across 200 establishments in the city. The public and personnel of establishments were briefed earlier to spot the “suspects”, all identically dressed, and report to a mobile number.
Davao City will install three new police stations and 160 additional police personnel to add to the city’s security and safety measures, local officials said.
The Davao City Hall of Justice will be closed temporarily until October 30 after ten court employees tested positive for Covid-19.
The City Government of Davao is bringing back curfew hours at night and liquor ban as efforts to curb the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the city by cutting down after-work activities and in anticipation of the holiday activities.
Rights advocates say that presidential peace adviser and retired general Carlito Galvez’s challenge to let European Union and United Nations investigate UCCP Haran’s alleged profiting from the Lumad in its sanctuary may reveal instead the real reason why the Lumad are displaced.
A cleanup in one of Davao City’s potable water source revealed thousands of single-use food packages, sachets and bottles of house items have been dumped in the area.
Seven suspects of the September 2016 Roxas Night Market bombing were convicted by the Taguig Regional Trial Court for murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.