Mayor Sayadi says clearance needed for mass gathering


Cotabato City Mayor Frances Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi has reminded the Cotabatenios to secure clearance before holding a mass gathering as the city is under the modified general community quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The local chief executive said the clearance could be picked up from the City Tourism Office.

“Similar to all clearances obtained from the City Government, Clearance for Mass Gathering are released personally to the applicant or his/her duly authorized representative,” she said.

Sayadi said the clearance must be presented to any city government or duly authorized public officer or employee upon request to confirm that the conduct of such mass gathering is compliant with national and local rules and regulations.

“Failure to present the Clearance for Mass Gathering upon request shall warrant the imposition of the corresponding fine or such other penalty as may be provided by law and ordinance,” she said.