In a statement released on Facebook on Monday, January 10, 2022, PRO-Davao Spokesperson Police Major Eudisan Gultiano said the vaccination cards are only for standard operation procedure (SOP) but are not a requirement in checkpoints.
The “no vaccination card, no entry” rule will only be implemented in police offices throughout the region.
“No policy yet issued. Sa ngayon, we will strictly implement sa amin camps and stations. Sa QCPs (quarantine checkpoints) hanapin lang naman ang vax (vaccination card) as SOP pero hindi namin i-prohibit to enter,” said Gultiano in the statement.
(For now, we will strictly implement this in our camps and stations. At the QCPs, the presentation of the vaccination card is only for SOP, but we will not prohibit entry.)
On January 7, PRO-Davao posted on their Facebook page announcing “the need to present the vaccination card in all Quarantine Control points” as ordered by Police Brigadier General Filmore Escobal, regional director of PRO-Davao.
“PBGen. Filmore B. Escobal, RD, PRO 11 (Davao Region) ordered the implementation of the directive of CPNP PGen. Dionardo Carloson the need to present the vaccination card in all Quarantine Control Points,” the post read.
“Also, PRO-11 shall implement ‘No Vaccination Card, No Entry’ and each police unit must have their respective reception area to cater the public who are availing police service and/or seeking for assistance,” it added.
PRO-Davao said the directive is to ensure the protection of Davao Region from the spike in Covid-19 cases and the threat of the Omicron variant.
“I hope the public will understand this. Itong measure kasi na ginawa namin is to protect the personnels and the public kasi tumaas ulit ang cases ng Covid-19,” said Gultiano during an interview with DXMF 576 Bombo Radyo Davao on Monday, January 10, 2021.
(We only implemented this measure to protect the personnel and the public because the Covid-19 cases are rising again.)