“AN ORDER DECLARING THE PROVINCE OF DAVAO DE ORO UNDER ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE STARTING APRIL 7, 2020, ADOPTING THE UNIFIED GUIDELINES OF THE REGIONAL TASK-FORCE COVID-19 OF DAVAO REGION”

WHEREAS, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issued Presidential Proclamation No. 922 declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines;

WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020 the province of Davao de Oro issued Executive Order No. 0023.2020 placing Davao de Oro under Community Quarantine;

WHEREAS, on March 18, 2020 upon the issuance of Executive Order No. 0025.2020 placing the province of Davao de Oro under “Mandatory Community Quarantine” adopting the unified guidelines of the Regional Task Force for COVID-19 of Davao Region;

WHEREAS, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao de Oro enacted the Provincial Ordinance No. 63-2020 otherwise known as the “Home Quarantine Ordinance of Province of Davao de Oro” and Provincial Ordinance 64-2020 otherwise known as the “Transportation Ordinance of the Province of Davao de Oro”;

WHEREAS, On April 2, 2020, the Davao Region COVID- 19 Task Force (RTF-11-COVID19) issued Order No. 2020-008, prescribing the guidelines for the effective implementation of an enhanced community quarantine over Davao Region to suppress the spread of COVID-19 infection.

WHEREAS, the mandate on Curfew Hours shall be strictly imposed in accordance to the Provincial Ordinance No. 62-2020 duly enacted by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao de Oro, imposing penalties to those who will violate the provisions under the ordinance;

WHEREAS, this Executive Order is issued to place the province of Davao de Oro under “Enhanced Community Quarantine” starting April 7, 2020 until after the order shall be lifted;

WHEREAS, all issuances in the municipalities under this province shall adhere to the provisions set forth in this Order for synchronization and uniformity of guidelines;

WHEREAS, it becomes necessary to supplement existing community quarantine guidelines and impose stricter measures for this purpose;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAYVEE TYRON L. UY, Governor of the Province of Davao de Oro, by virtue of the powers vested in me by laws, do hereby order the following;

Section 1. Declaration. The Province of Davao de Oro shall be placed under “Enhanced Community Quarantine”, adopting the uniform guidelines set by the Regional Task Force Covid-19 of the Davao Region starting April 7, 2020 at 12:01 AM until after the order shall be lifted;

Section 2. Refined Supplemental Guidelines. This Order provides for the refined supplemental guidelines for the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Davao de Oro, to wit;

1. Face masks are mandatory when going out in public. Face masks with face shield are
encouraged;

2. All government offices must work from home and leave minimal employees to continue work in offices except those involved in security, health, social services, sanitation, and disaster, who must continue to work on full operation;

3. Classes and all school activities in both public and private schools at all levels in Davao de Oro shall be suspended indefinitely until further notice;

4. Mass gatherings shall be prohibited and all persons are required to observe social
distancing;
5. Except for individuals allowed to work, NO PERSON may come out from their residence,
dwelling, and its immediate surroundings EXCEPT the following:

a. Those who will buy food or medicine or other basic household necessities;

b. Those who need to go to the hospital or medical or dental clinics or police stations,

c. Those in emergency situations;

d. Those that need to transact in other establishments allowed to continue to operate, such as banks, gas stations, hardware, and money remittance or payment centers, among others; and

e. Those persons employed and going to work in the exempted establishments as herein provided;

Provided, that all non-working individuals upon entry to grocery stores or convenience stores and all other similar establishments are required to bring with them their home quarantine pass, failure to present the same, one shall be denied entry to the establishment above-mentioned. Hence, it is hereby directed to strictly implement the “No Home Quarantine Pass, No Entry Policy” and “No Face mask, No Entry Policy”. Furthermore, number or persons inside the establishment should be monitored accordingly and should be compliant to the social distancing implementation;

6. All establishments and offices shall be closed, EXCEPT government offices, groceries, supermarkets, wet markets/Palengkes, food commissaries, food manufacturing, stores, convenience stores, sari-sari stores, hospitals, medical laboratories, pharmacies, drugstores, banks and ATMs, savings and credit cooperatives, money-transfer services and Bayad Centers, courier services, other delivery services, construction hardware, doctor’s and dentist’s clinics, gas stations, water refilling stations, and LPG stations. Whenever possible, a skeletal workforce arrangement must be implemented and social distancing shall be strictly imposed.

7. Manufacturing, fabrication, construction work, both public and private that is not pertinent to the public health emergency and state of calamity response should  immediately cease operations. Agri- business and farms should reduce workload and extend their deadlines to significantly reduce laborers in the job site and to create a two-meter distance between laborers;

Furthermore, those affected workers shall be referred to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in order to receive appropriate help from the Government;

8. All government and private offices/workplace must implement temperature check, regular handwashing break, promote social distancing and other precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19;

9. All wet markets/palengkes must have an entrance, exit and one-way direction for people to go through. People cannot turn around and go back and cannot roam around the wet market/palengke;

10. The Province-wide curfew hours starts at 9:00PM to 5:00AM. The PNP/AFP/SCAA shall be tasked to do the patrolling and monitoring relative to the strict implementation of this mandate. Anyone who will violate curfew hours being imposed shall be liable under the Provincial Ordinance No. 62-2020. Furthermore, people cannot go out to their houses, except in cases of emergencies.

11. The following workers are exempted from curfew, the workers from the following offices/ establishments, to wit;
a. Hospitals, medical clinics, pharmacies and drug stores;
b. Slaughterhouse, banana plantations, and other agricultural establishments;
c. Power and energy company provider;
d. Water and Telecommunications supplies and government-accredited facilities;
e. Media personnel;
f. Travelling workers (provided that they will present either of the following: Working Identification Card, Employment Contract or Certification of Employment;
g. Authorized government offices and Law enforcement agencies;
h. Disaster Risk Reduction Management Team Responders relative to COVID-19 and other related cases;

12. No alcoholic drinks or liquor shall be sold, served, or consumed in public at any time (24/7 liquor ban) throughout the period of the enhanced community quarantine or until this Order is lifted.

13. Ambulant food vendors who are using different modes of transportation to sell basic food commodities in the barangays shall be allowed. Basic food shall mean rice, bread, meat, poultry, fish, fruits and vegetables, cooking oil and other food condiments. There must be a maximum of 2 workers, 1 driver and 1 assistant who shall wear face masks and shall implement proper food handling;

14. All restaurants, cafes, bakeries, fast food chains and other similar food establishments shall close down their dining area and open only for take-out, in-house delivery or food delivery services;

15. The province will prepare a provincial food security plan in order not to hamper the agricultural and food production, provided that there is strict observance to the social distancing and other health precautionary measures being required. Agricultural supply establishments are encouraged to continue their business operation, but for instance that there is temporary closure of business due to COVID-19, however, it is required that the Municipal Local Government Units (MLGUs) must set the date/s when the establishment shall resume its operation in order to facilitate the demands of the farmers and other food producers, so as to provide enough supply of food in the province;

16. Funeral parlors and private and public cemeteries are mandated to impose a “family members only” wake and burial and at all times demand compliance and observance of two (2) meter distance between family members and frequent handwashing with soap and water;

17. No minors, senior citizens, pregnant women, sick and immunocompromised individuals can go out of the residence or dwelling except to go to the hospital or allied medical institutions. Those who live alone may get a Home Quarantine pass or whenever possible and if appropriate, ask a neighbor or a friend to help them buy food and medicines. Whenever possible, employers must assign their senior citizens to work from home;

18. Loitering in public places is prohibited, thus, everyone must stay at home, otherwise, one shall be penalized accordingly under Section 7 of the Provincial Ordinance No. 63-2020;

19. Backyard cockfighting/sabong shall be prosecuted under pertinent laws and regulations;

20. Mass transport vehicles like vans, buses, multi-cabs, jeepneys, and taxi’s must stop their transport operation, EXCEPT those transport vehicles that are owned or rented by the government or offices and businesses that are open during the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

The following are the list of transport vehicles that are allowed to travel and its corresponding requirements in compliance to the Social Distancing mandate, to wit;

a. “One Passenger in a Single Motorcycle Policy”, which means that only one passenger is allowed to ride in a single motor, provided that he/she shall wear helmet and personal protective equipment such as face mask in accordance to RA
4136 o “Land Transportation and Traffic Code”;
b. Skylab – only two (2) passengers allowed;
c. Tricycles shall carry two (2) passengers only
d. Trisikads shall carry one (1) passenger only per trip;
e. Bao-bao (for 5 passengers capacity) shall carry only two (2) passengers;
f. Bao-bao (for 8 passengers capacity) shall carry only four (4) passengers;

21. Jeepneys carrying agricultural products shall be allowed to operate, provided that it shall carry only two (2) assistant passengers per trip;

22. Workers shall present only their company or government identification cards to prove their employment. However, if there is no ID, a certificate of employment or employment contract shall suffice. Failure to present any of those necessary documents being mentioned, one shall be blocked and denied entry;

23. There shall be a fast lane for those health workers and other considered frontline workers within the region upon showing of their respective Identification Cards in the checkpoint areas;

24. There is no need for any ID or pass in the event of an emergency.

25. Only one (1) Home Quarantine Pass shall be issued for each family, and no fees shall be charged and no other requisite fees shall be imposed upon issuance, otherwise the official concerned shall be liable in accordance with the law. Furthermore, producing unauthorized quarantine pass shall be penalized in accordance with the pertinent provisions of Revised Penal Code on falsification of public documents and the use of falsified documents as the case may be;

26. To ensure steady supply of food, medicine and other basic necessities, the movement of cargo, carrying food, medicine, basic necessities, farm inputs, and raw materials for the production of food, medicine and other basic necessities, shall remain unhampered.

27. Cargo vehicles delivering cargo to Davao Region, and empty cargo vehicles picking up cargo in Davao Region are allowed to enter Davao de Oro, provided that:
a. Only one (1) driver and up to two (2) assistants are allowed in the cargo vehicle and they must wear face masks;
b. Driver and assistants are not allowed to disembark from the vehicle, unless to relieve themselves or to purchase food and other necessities in proper places, and must never go near any other individual inside Davao Region;
c. The cargo vehicle must not deviate from its declared destination in the Region and must swiftly load and unload cargo;
d. Cargo vehicles must never carry passengers;
e. The final destination of the cargo vehicle must be within Davao Region;
f. The necessary documentation shall be presented upon inspection, and such documentation should include the cargo manifest or delivery receipt indicating the destination, nature, and quantity of the loaded goods/cargoes, and should specify their itinerary and turnaround time/return to place of origin;
g. Persons allowed to enter are the same persons leaving, and that they comply with health security screening protocols at the borders.

28. For purposes of this Order, “Cargo” shall mean to include animals, vegetables, and all other food and non-food commodities but not dead human bodies and illegal goods determined by law.

29. All private companies (trucking/hauling/transport) that send cargoes to and from Davao Region to undertake the following precautionary measures:
a. Provide self-decontamination solutions and equipment for haulers, trucks, vans coming to and through Davao Region; and
b. Drivers and Assistants should have provisions for change of clothes upon entry to Davao de Oro. Private companies that do not comply with the aforementioned shall be denied entry to the province;

30. Checkpoint areas shall have a uniform protocol, such as mandating the travelers to present their working Identification Card or Certificate of Employment (applicable to workers only), and for those non-working individual the presentation of their respective

home quarantine pass (only 1 quarantine pass each household), failure to present any of those being mentioned , one shall be blocked in the checkpoint areas and be advice to return home, otherwise he/she shall be penalized under the law. Furthermore, all must undergo the sanitary and other health precautionary measures required;

31. Upon effectivity of this order, those persons who transfer to reside in Davao de Oro coming from cities, municipalities, and provinces with confirmed COVID-19 cases shall undergo a 14-days quarantine as precautionary measure. Quarantine referred hereto may be done at home or in a facility designated by the local government unit.

32. Frontline workers such as health workers and others playing important and essential roles in functions in relation to COVID-19 response in Davao de Oro that came from cities, municipalities, and provinces from Davao City shall not be considered Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) so as not to hamper their tasks and functions. However, should symptoms of COVID-19 manifest, they shall be considered Persons Under Investigation, and shall be subject to pertinent COVID guidelines.

33. No person and both public or private vehicle from CARAGA Region shall be allowed to enter and pass through the border of this province during the effectivity of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, EXCEPT;

a. Cargo deliveries carrying essential goods such as agricultural products (livestock, poultry, and other agricultural inputs), including foods and essential medical supplies that are bound to be delivered to a specific area in Davao de Oro or any city or province within the region, will have a specific area of disembarkation of goods and shall comply with the disinfection measures prior to the loading/acceptance of a fully trained quarantine personnel following the health sanitation protocols;

b. Those in medical emergencies, provided that they are being transported in ambulances to be delivered to hospitals in Davao Region and can show proof that they were duly acknowledged by the receiving hospital to proceed to Davao Region;

c. Those requiring specialized medical treatment and services (e.g. chemotherapy or cobalt therapy for cancer patients), provided that they show the necessary medical documents or physician’s referrals and prescription , and duly acknowledged by the receiving hospital; provided further, that should patients need to be accompanied, they may be accompanied by not more than two (2) persons, who must wear face masks.

34. All sea vessels can unload cargo in any port in Davao de Oro but all personnel and crew of the vessels are prohibited from disembarking from the vessels.

35. Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) shall be the primary hospitals for severe and critical PUIs/COVID-19 patients. Other centers prepared by the LGUs available for mild PUIs shall receive patients referred to them by SPMC and DRMC;

36. The DPWH XI and TESDA XI, in coordination with the DOH XI and LGUs, shall take the lead in the fabrication, production, and installation of such quarantine stations, as well

as the immediate training of personnel who will man the stations and who will safely, carefully and effectively conduct disinfection and decontamination of persons entering the Region; 29.

37. The PNP XI and 10ID, Phil. Army shall take charge in the operation and maintenance of the quarantine stations, in coordination with concerned agencies and LGUs.

Section 3. Violations and Prosecution. Those who refuse to follow, or will not cooperate, or will violate this Order shall be referred to the authorities for prosecution for violations of pertinent ordinances of this Province and the provisions of Republic Act No. 11332 otherwise known as the “Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act” and Republic Act No. 9271 otherwise known as “Quarantine Act of 2004”, without prejudice to the provisions of Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code for Resistance or Disobedience to a Person in Authority or the Agents of such person;

Section 4. Separability Clause. If any provision of this Executive Order is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the other provisions not affected thereby shall remain valid and subsisting.

Section 5. Repealing Clause. All orders or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

Section 6. Effectivity. This executive order shall take effect April 7, 2020 at 12:01 AM upon approval thereof and shall remain in full force and effect until lifted up by the Local Chief Executive.

Issued this 4th of April, 2020 in the Provincial Capitol, Cabidianan, Nabunturan, Davao de Oro, Philippines.

Signed by:

Hon. Jayvee Tyron L. Uy, MPA
Governor of Davao de Oro

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