Tagum preserves parks, landmarks from becoming COVID-19 hotspot

Tagum City Freedom Park

DAVAO DEL  NORTE,  April 23 (PIA) – The City Government  of Tagum makes sure  to preserve  the vicinity of its new historical and cultural center from becoming a hotspot area of COVID-19 transmission.

A security management officer has been  assigned to  closely watch the Rizal and Freedom parks at the vicinity of Tagum City Historical and Cultural Center (TCHCC), that has attracted public visits for strolling and photo sessions.

“Many got interested to visit. Bigla nga late afternoon hanggan gabii ang dami pumupunta. (All of the sudden a number are visiting there from late  afternoon till evening),” he said.

The influx of visitors to the recreated parks that were spruced with the opening of TCHCC has raised alarm over possible transmission of COVID-19 cases.

“Patuloy ang  pag-regulate with 24-7 na nagbabantay (Regulation is continuing 24-7 with someone guarding) advising people that they have to follow health protocols, observe physical distancing ,” Rellon said.

The City Government also limits only up to 9:00 o’clock in the evening when the parks are closed from  public entry.

Mayor Rellon also had plans of installing barriers at designated entrance and exit points to regulate the use of Freedom Park, Rizal Park and even the Historical  Center.

TCHCC houses the 1,000- seater amphitheater which is the only facility of its kind in Davao del Norte and nearby provinces. It puts together Tagum City’s Public Library, its museum and the Learning of Commons. 

TCHCC and the Rizal and Freedom parks at its vicinity have been opened to the public since March 8 after  the conduct of four series of blessing rites and indigenous people (IP) rituals. (PIA XI Jeanevive Duron Abangan)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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