Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will issue an executive order (EO) on Wednesday that will extend four executive orders that will end on December 31, 2020.
She told the Davao City Disaster Radio that the city has policies that end on December 31, but must continue since these are needed in containing the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
“I will extend the effectivity of these executive orders until the next year 2021,” Duterte-Carpio said.
Duterte-Carpio said that since the Covid-19 pandemic is not yet through, it just right to extend the EOs to combat the pandemic until the state of health emergency caused by virus is totally lifted by the national government.
Four executive orders that expire on December 31 but are due for extension are: EO 55-B on curfew; EO 56 on alternative working arrangement; EO 57-A on regulating mass gathering and essential travels; and EO 59 on liquor ban.
She reiterated the need to abide with the basic health protocols to control the spread of Covid-19 especially with the detection of a variant in United Kingdom and South Africa that spreads faster.
Duterte-Carpio also stressed the need to abide with the health protocols and to stay home. But she said there might be a spike in Covid-19 cases in the city because of the holidays. SOVEREIGNPH