Online sellers arrested for overpriced alcohol

DCPO SOG ARRESTED 3 SUSPECTS FOR HOARDING AND SELLING OF OVERPRICE ALCOHOL in Viol of Sec 5 para 2 of RA 7581 as amended of RA 10623 in relation to DOH Memorandum No. 2020 -0131.

March 30, 2020 / 5:45 PM

Pichon St, In front Grand Mensing Hotel, Brgy 2-A, Davao City

DCPO conducted buybust operation that resulted to the arrest of the suspects and confiscation of one thousand thirty-two (1,032) pcs of small plastic bottle each contained 50ml of isopropyl alcohol with a total value of more or less Php 30,000.00.

ARRESTED SUSPECTS
S -1 Armalyn Yap y Asabdani, 27 yrs old, married, online seller,

S -2 Marlon Noval y Bagcat, 42 yrs old

S -3 Alicia Noval y Bagcat, 66 yrs old

For reference:

DCPO Director Kirby Kraft

City Hall to do work-at-home and on-call operation

STATEMENT BY THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF DAVAO

The public is hereby informed that the City Government of Davao offices shall move to a work at home and on-call operations beginning 07:00H March 31, 2020.

All employees are ordered to work from home and render services on-call basis. All documents and other materials needed for work to continue shall be transported between residences.

This arrangement was reached because of possible cases of PUIs among employees of the City Hall. There is an urgent need to protect everyone who reports to their respective offices to avoid a breakdown of government service by exposure of the majority of the employees. This method is followed to ensure that there is no disruption of public service.

City Hall will continue to receive documents at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras Gym).

Departments and Offices whose functions involve the delivery of basic social services, health, sanitation, public safety and security, preparedness and response to disaster and calamities, and/or performance to other vital services must still be in full operation and following a strict implementation of frequent and proper disinfection, physical distancing, and wearing of masks.

The public may still reach the Office of the City Mayor through the email address davaocitymayor@gmail.com and phone number Mon to Wed 0932 322 1063, Thurs to Fri 0915 963 7127

We shall issue a list of contact numbers corresponding to each city government office as soon as possible.

Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.

Pharmacy owner arrested

WHAT: OPLAN OLEA (Viol. of RA 7581 Price Act of 1992 as amended by RA 10623) FOR: DIRECTOR, CIDG
FROM: CIDG RFU11

WHAT: OPLAN OLEA (Viol. of RA 7581 Price Act of 1992 as amended by RA 10623; AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7581, ENTITLED “AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTION TO CONSUMERS BY STABILIZING THE PRICES OF BASIC NECESSITIES AND PRIME COMMODITIES AND BY PRESCRIBING MEASURES AGAINST UNDUE PRICE INCREASES DURING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND LIKE OCCASIONS” AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

WHEN: March 27, 2020 at about 6:15PM

WHERE: Coson Pharmacy 883 located along Quezon Blvd corner Mabini Blvd Brgy. 37-D, Davao City

WHO:Joy Marie Escobillo Perez, 47 yrs old, married, pharmacy owner, and a resident of Bl 7, Lt 3 Country Homes Cabantian, Davao City.

HOW: CIDG 11-DCFU (lead unit) led by PMAJ MILGRACE DRIZ joint operation with Sta. Ana PS personnel conducted an entrapment operation that resulted in the arrest of above mentioned suspect for selling Overpriced 70% Solution Ethyl Alcohol . Confiscated from her custody are as follows;

1. Thirty seven (37) pcs of 4000 ml of 70% Ethyl Alcohol
2. Fourty Four (44) pcs of 750 ml of Isoprophyl alcohol
3. One (1) pc of 1000 peso bill marked money bearing serial number HQ875343

Selling Price by the suspect:

4000ml ethyl alcohol – P980.00

750ml isophropyl alcohol – P400.00

Arrested person as well as the seized items were brought to this office for documentation and subsequently the suspect was turned over to Sta. Ana PS for her temporary detention and proper disposition.

Palace statement on health protocols violation

On officials allegedly violating health protocols

The Palace has received reports that certain officials who are considered persons under either investigation or monitoring, pursuant to issued guidelines, have allegedly breached protocols set by the government through the Department of Health.

The reports being aired in the open are however conflicting hence, the Office of the President deems it appropriate that the same be formally evaluated by the concerned agencies upon a complaint or otherwise to ascertain the true facts behind the incidents.

The protocols set by the government for persons under investigation or monitoring must be strictly and absolutely observed by all people falling under the said categories, regardless of their socio-political status. They are not meant to discomfit or burden anyone. They have been established to ensure that public health and safety are secured at all times. There are no exemptions for any person on these health protocols. Those holding high positions in the government are enjoined to set an example to their constituents by strictly observing them.

The equal protection clause of the Constitution imposes equal treatment to all. Any transgressor therefore must be dealt with in accordance with law.

Salvador S. Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
& Presidential Spokesperson

PRRD warning to errant LGU executives

On PRRD’s Latest Address to the Nation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has addressed the nation where he stressed the critical role of the local governments as partners of the National Government in implementing the guidelines and protocols it established in preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during the Enhanced Community Quarantine or Lockdown in the entire Luzon.

The National Government, through the Executive Secretary, following the resolutions of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), has set the standards as guide for our local chief executives to implement. The policy of staying at home by those who are not performing non-essential tasks and services and the social distancing by those who are out of their homes are paramount. So are the unimpeded delivery of food supply. The stoppage of public transport and restriction of movement of private vehicles are essential. The protocols on hand hygiene and wearing of protective gear set by the Department of Health must be observed.

The Office of the President has received reports, however, that some local government units (LGUs) do not follow those guidelines and have enforced their own measures in contravention to the specified standards established by the IATF for strict enforcement.

We echo the President’s directive to all LGUs to adopt and adhere strictly to guidelines above set forth. Any deviation thereof by the local executives will derail the very purpose for which those rules were established which is to contain the dreaded disease and avoid placing our people in graver peril.

The National Government will not countenance such deviation and disobedience. Errant local officials will face administrative sanctions and criminal prosecution. The LGUs’ actions must be in sync and in unison with the National Government’s directives in this state of national health emergency and calamity.

While the Palace recognizes the efforts of our LGUs, it must be emphasised that the contagion has reached a magnitude that requires the forceful enforcement of tested stringent measures to effect the survival of this nation.

It is observed that there has been a sudden surge of fake and alarming news of alleged crime incidents or planned crimes to be committed and are being circulated online. They create panic, confusion and fear among our people. We denounce the proliferation of such false narratives. We ask the citizenry to be discerning on what they read on social media and not to readily believe them.

We ask our people to report to the Philippine National Police and other law enforcement agencies any occurrence or commission of a crime through the following: 09173125626 (Globe); 09988940013 (Smart); 7253176 (Landline) or PNP2019nCoVARRopns@gmail.com (E-mail).

We encourage our people to keep calm and stay vigilant. Rest assured that the government is here to protect everyone and is working for their safety and well being.

Salvador S. Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel & Presidential Spokesperson