Duterte's annual 'pahalipay' is expected to draw 40K Dabawenyos
THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) anticipates 40,000 Dabawenyos queuing for the Duterte family's annual "Pahalipay sa Taal" on December 25, 2022.
Duterte's annual 'pahalipay' is expected to draw 40K Dabawenyos

DCPO spokesperson, Maj. Catherine dela Rey in an interview Monday, December 12, that the city government has prepared at least 40,000 food packs for Dabawenyos and those from neighboring provinces and regions.

She went on to say that since former President Rodrigo Duterte became a national figure, the number of people who participated in the "pahalipay," or gift-giving activity, has increased.

Dela Rey added that they anticipate Dabawenyos from other parts of the region visiting and taking advantage of the "pahalipay."

She also stated that there are no age restrictions for those who will receive the food packs.

“Walay gipili karon, kung kinsay gusto mo-avail pwede moadto (Everyone can join as long as you want to avail the pahalipay),” Dela Rey said.

Following the number of food packs and the expected crowd, Dela Rey underscored they have prepared 6,000 personnel for this event.

“Dili namo ni kaya alone gyud, so nangayo nami og tabang sa ubang security cluster, ang PRO (Police Regional Office) Davao Region naghatag na sila og 600 ka personnel (We can’t do this alone, so we augmented some personnel from the security cluster including the PRO, they gave us 600 people),” Dela Rey said.

Meanwhile, Dela Rey reminded Dabawenyos to strictly follow the guidelines during the event.

“No backpack gihapon, dapat transparent ang water bottle, no jackets, no sharp objects and kung pwede wear facemask. Kung unsa ang guidelines pag-abot sa linya, mo-follow lang gyud sila. Iwasan tong magtukluranay gani kay daghan man ang gi-prepare sa city so matagaan tanan (No backpack policy, they should have transparent water bottles, no jackets, no sharp objects and if possible please wear facemasks. Let’s all follow the guidelines during the event. Let’s avoid pushing other people during the event as the city made sure that everyone will be able to bring a food pack to their homes),” Dela Rey said.

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