SAFETY AT ALL TIMES

City gov’t issues advisory on how to celebrate Kadayawan

The City Government of Davao through the City Information Office (CIO) has issued a helpful advisory to the public to keep a hassle-free and safe celebration of the month-long 34th Kadayawan Festival

A number of activities, which began last August 2, are in store for the annual festivities which showcase the culture, heritage and diversity of the indigenous tribes of Davao City.

This year’s celebration is expected to be bolder and more exciting as it finally adopts a modernized genre in fusion with the traditional culture.

With a bigger celebration also comes an expected increase in crowds witnessing the different events. Thus, the City Government of Davao has left a friendly reminder to Dabawenyos for their safety during the activities.

The city government reminded everyone to use hat, fan and umbrellas, and to find shady spots when watching activities under the sun. It is also helpful to bring extra shirt, candies, crackers and water at all times. The city also reminds people to use pedestrian crossing lanes and never to use any types drones without security clearance.

Warnings were also issued on the strong implementation of policies that include prohibitions on smoking, carrying of backpacks/big bags, liquor, bomb jokes, firearms, sharp objects and littering.

The city also issued a warning not to use laser lights, and not to bring infants and small children in congested areas. 

The authorities, meanwhile, advised the public to remove jacket and sunglasses upon entering inspection areas to easily distinguish suicide bombers and wanted persons as Davao City’s obvious priority is the safety and security of its people.

This is backed with the new data of Crime Index 2019 Mid-Year of Numbeo, an online database that provides information about the living conditions in countries around the world, recognizing Davao City as the second safest country in Southeast Asia (SEA).

Davao City marked its new milestone by having a Safety Index rate of 72.50 and the lowest Crime Index of 27.50 which allowed the city to pace two steps higher from it’s fourth rank last year.

This year’s safest city of SEA is Chiang Mai, Thailand with a Safety Index of 77.88, and a Crime Index of 22.12.