The Task Force Davao has piloted the implementation of the SafeDavao QR code in all of the entry points to the city on Tuesday.

Task Force Davao Commander Consolito Yecla said that seven (7) personnel with smartphones are assigned in each entry point, namely, Lasang, Sirawan, and Lacson to avoid decongestion in the scanning of QR codes. 

As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, TF Davao has scanned 21,624 individual QR codes.

Yecla said that the checkpoints do not require people to have a DQR upon entry to the city for now, since it is still on pilot testing. But the TF Commander advised Dabawenyos that it is better to already secure their own DQR to avoid hassle at the checkpoints in the future.

Yecla also reminded people that they will still be subjected to questioning at the checkpoint as to their purpose, to make sure that their travel to the city is essential. 

“We remind everyone that the DQR is only for essential travel. They can still be denied entry even if they have DQR if their movement is not essential and without proper documents,” Yecla said on Tuesday. 

He advised Davao City residents traveling within the city to check Executive Order No. 62 as to the restriction on non-essential travels while for non-residents and returning residents entering the city, the requirements prescribed in EO 63-B. 

The SafeDavao QR scanning started on Monday, November 23 for all local and national government offices, Task Force Davao checkpoints, and selected malls all over the city.

The Safe Davao QR is the platform created to help expedite contact tracing and enforce the prohibition on non-essential travel in Davao City. CIO