UPDATED: Davao and Zamboanga cities now under MGCQ

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 July) – President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the cities of Davao and Zamboanga, which have the highest COVID-19 cases in Mindanao,  under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) from July 1 to 15 while two other cities and 12 provinces in Mindanao are on extended MGCQ.

The rest of Mindanao will be  under what Health Secretary Francisco Duque described as  “low risk-MGCQ” during the same period.

Duque made the announcement of the new quarantine classifications at 12:08 a.m. on Wednesday.

Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities were placed under General Community Quarantine on May 16 to 30 but while the rest had shifted to MGCQ effective June 1, the cities of Davao and Zamboanga were on extended GCQ until June 30.

On extended MGCQ until July 15 are Zamboanga del Sur in Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula);  Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City in Region 10 (Northern Mindanao); Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao de Oro in the Region 11 (Davao region);  Cotabato and South Cotabato in Region 12 (Soccsksargen); Agusan del Norte and Butuan City in Caraga region; and Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

According to Department of Health-Davao as of June 30, Davao Region reported 534 COVID-19 cases with 416 in Davao City, 43in  Davao del Norte, 21 in Davao del Sur, 26 in Davao de Oro, 24 in Davao Oriental, and four Davao Occidental. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

Davao City Quick Guide for Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) effective July 1-15, 2020
Source: City Government of Davao FB page

Facemask. Wear mask in all public places. Cover nose and mouth. Stay away 2 meters from other people.

Quarantine. Yes, movement for work, food, medicine, hospital or emergency only

Travel. Going in to Davao City for returning resident, or for work and business only. Dabawenyos going out of Davao City is discouraged except only when very necessary.

Tourism. Not allowed.

FM pass. Yes, use FM pass.

Curfew. 9PM to 5AM.

Liquor Ban.  24-hour liquor ban subject to review on July 15.

Bars, Karaoke and other entertainment venues. Allowed up to 25 percent of the venue/room capacity, with strict disinfection every after customer use. Face mask should never be removed unless to eat or drink only. Liquor ban and curfew in effect.

Movement. No leisure, entertainment, amusement activities. Bawal suroy, lingaw-lingaw, tambay, tapok-tapok, joyride, party.

Special Sector. Below 21 years old, 60 years old and above, with immunodeficiency and co-morbidities, other health risk, pregnant women must remain in residence BUT can go out for work, food, medicine, hospital, emergency, exercise.

Non-Contact Sports and Exercise.  Monday to Saturday within subdivision or barangay only, when applicable. All are not allowed on Sundays.

School. Kindergarten to Senior Highschool – No face to face classroom instruction or examinations.

Higher Education Institutions. No face to face classroom instruction. Can go to school for examinations but must not be more than 50% capacity of the venue/classroom.

TechVoch and other short courses.  No face to face classroom instruction. Can go to training center for examinations but must not be more than 50% capacity of the venue/classroom.

Hotels, Beach resorts and other similar establishments. Allowed for accommodation only, no leisure, entertainment or amusement.

Restaurants, Other food establishments, Salons and Barbershop. Allowed up to 50% capacity.

Pisonet, Internet Café. Allowed up to 50% seating capacity of the area.

Fitness Gyms and all other establishments. Allowed up to 50 percent of venue capacity.

Spa and Massage.  No hand, face or neck massage, face masks should never be removed. Face shield mandatory for employees/therapist during treatment.

Religious Ceremony.  Allowed up to 50% capacity. Weddings, Baptism, other Religious ceremonies are for family members only, up to a maximum of 25 persons.

Mass Gathering.  Allowed for Government or Business only, up to 50% of the seating capacity of venue. No national or international events, leisure, amusement or entertainment events allowed.

Wake And Burial. For family members only.


1) Wear face mask all the time.
2) ALL individuals must be at least 2 meters away from each other.
3) Handwashing facility mandatory. Alcohol must be available.
4) Regular Disinfection.
5) Employees who are unwell should not be forced to report to work. In-house or referral doctor can issue medical certificate.

IMPORTANT:  Standby For More Updates here: https://www.facebook.com/davaocitygov/

READ 31 May 2020 article:
What can Mindanawons under MGCQ enjoy that residents of Davao and Zamboanga cities can’t?