New food, medicine pass to be enforced in Davao City


The Davao City government is set to implement a “revised coding” for the use of the food and medicine (FM) pass in the city.

In its advisory, the new number coding FM pass will be effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 22.

“FM Pass holders are required to indicate the Cluster Number and the last digit of their FM Pass. Write these details on the back portion of the FM Pass in large text/letters, using a marker/pentel pen,” it said.

FM pass with last digit 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 can only be used Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

FM pass with last digit 2, 4, 6, 8, 0 can only be used Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

The city government said the FM pass shall be presented at checkpoints and should not be held or touched by the frontliners.

The barangay clustering shall continue to be implemented, it added.

The FM pass is a requirement in buying or collecting medicine and food from within the cluster where the holder’s barangay is located.

It can also be used to go to the hospital or clinic.

On the other hand, FM pass is not needed during emergency cases.

“It shall not be used for any other activities. Existing laws shall apply to violators,” the local government said.