Hobbyists can take photos, but must observe rules-A A +A
Saturday, August 17, 2013
HOBBYISTS who were not able to acquire sticker passes for the coverage of the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan and Pamulak Kadayawan this year are still allowed to take photos but were advised to observe some rules.
The City Government of Davao, in its official Facebook page, posted the regulations non-media photographers should comply.
“To all the photographers who are inquiring if they could take photos or shoot even without the City Government-issued Kadayawan 2013 stickers: Yes you can, but not in the Rizal Park Area; Yes you can shoot while the contingents of the Indak-indak are on the streets but you should not get in their way. Yes you can shoot from the sidelines or outside the barricades,” the post read.
City Information Office (CIO) head Leo Villareal, in a text message, said 500 sticker passes were given to hobbyists and another 500 sticker passes for the media.
The City Government on Thursday posted that the CIO is no longer releasing sticker passes for the media and hobbyists as of 10:50 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., respectively.
The decision came as the number of those seeking for passes has already “reached the maximum number of expected participants.”
“Sobra gyud pero gi-limit ra man (We produced a lot, although not for everyone),” Villarel said in a text message.
“Daghan pero kulang gihapon (We produced a lot, but still they weren’t enough),” Joseph Lawrence Garcia, assistant CIO head, said in a separate text message.
The City Government also reminded hobbyists to observe rules and regulations set by the local authorities for the safety and security of everybody during the activities.
“If the police or any deputized security officer, like the parade marshals, will ask you to leave a certain area, will check your bags, will ask you for any identification, please oblige,” the post read. (ANC)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 17, 2013.