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Barbershops, salons still allowed to open in Davao City

May 26, 2020 - Tuesday 6:05 PM by Funny Pearl A. Gajunera

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DAVAO CITY — The city government will continue to allow barbershops and salons to operate even though the updated omnibus guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) disallows it under current conditions.

In her regular interview with Davao City Disaster Radio, Mayor Sara Duterte said she has allowed these establishments to continue operating because the rules should not be continually changing.

“I did not order their closure because the rules must not keep on changing. Now it’s allowed, later it’s not. If it’s allowed or not, so be it,” she said.

Barbershops and salons were allowed under the first IATF Omnibus Guidelines of May 5, 2020.

“I pity the people. There is no problem with the businessmen but it’s the employees — it was already given and then taken away again from them,” the mayor said.

“So unsa’y favorable karon sa employee and sa worker, mao ang atoang sundon since duna’y DTI 20-22, May 5 to siya, and then nasultian na nato ang mga tao nga they are allowed based on that memorandum circular, wala na nato siya gibawi didto sa summary na gibuhat nato para sa mga tao sa May 22 version sa Omnibus Guidelines,” she said.

(Whatever is favorable for the employees is what we will follow. We have already informed the people that they are allowed to work according to the DTI Memorandum Circular 20-22 last May 5. We did not take back our word in the recent summary we released from the May 22 version of Omnibus Guidelines.)
 

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