“No backpack policy” still up in Davao

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DAVAO CITY (April 23) –– The ‘No backpack’ policy is still being implemented here, this was the reminder of Davao City Police Director Alexander Tagum to all residents and guests of the city.

Tagum issued the clarification as they received complaints during the Holy Week that some people were not able to enter the church during the ‘Visita Iglesia’ because they were prohibited to carry their backpacks.

With this, the Davao City Police Office and the Task Force Davao reiterate the city’s policy which is still effective.

The ‘no backpack’ policy was effective right after the bombing Sulu church bombing on January 27, 2019.

The policy was never lifted, and again it was reiterated before the Holy Week. churchgoers were advised to avoid bringing big bags, sling bags, and backpacks.

The policy, according to Tagum, was also relayed to Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles that the authorities are allowed to bring ‘purse only’

But, despite the constant reminders ‘Still many just ignored or maybe are unmindful that the policy is still effective, and when they are being notified, authorities get the blame,” he added.- Editha Z. Caduaya/NewsLine.ph

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