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Sara Duterte Suspends Festivities In Davao City Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

SARA DUTERTE – Mayor Sara Duterte suspended all festivities and celebrations in Davao City until 2021.

Major events and gatherings around the world were canceled or postponed due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All governments and health experts are doing their best to end the devastating impact of the virus.

In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte placed Luzon under “enhanced community quarantine” to prevent the spread of the infectious disease. Several provinces and cities also imposed ECQ.

Mayor Sara Duterte

Recently, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte decided to cancel all national and local celebrations in the city until January 1, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on a report from GMA News, under executive order 25, the politician said the suspension will start today, April 17.

“All city and national government celebrations, parties, anniversaries, and festivities will be cancelled, while the commemoration of important dates and legal holidays should be kept short. Big celebrations are advised to be postponed until 2021,” the executive order read.

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Photo Source: Daily Tribune

According to the report, the executive order also called on residents to abstain from extravagant celebrations. Sara Duterte also told them that barangay fiestas will be temporarily abolished.

The daughter of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said if they are going to hod private parties, it should be low key and only invite not more than 25 guests.

“The city government will take legal action in cases of thoughtless extravagance in expenses for pleasure or display,” Sara said.

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Photo Source: The Filipino Times

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