Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon has ordered indefinite postponement of all public events, including festivals, in the city until the lifting of the state of public health.
President Rodrigo Duterte has issued Proclamation No. 922 declaring a state of national health emergency due to the increasing cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
In the advisory, Rellon said his order is also in compliance to the directive of the Provincial Government of Davao del Norte to postpone festivities and events.
“Special Mayor’s Permits allowing the use of facilities owned by the LGU (local government unit) for privately-organized events are hereby recalled,” he said.
He also advised the barangay governments to postpone indefinitely their scheduled events.
“This decision was reached on the premise that the safety of the Tagumenyos sits on top of the LGU’s priority,” the mayor said.
Rellon also urged the private sector to halt any mass gathering and to practice precautionary measures within their jurisdiction.
“We also reiterate to the general public to wash your hands regularly, and to seek medical attention if signs of cough, colds, sore throat, and fever appear,” he said.