DAVAO

DepEd assures no food poisoning at Davraa Meet

THE Department of Education (Deped) 11 assured that there will be no food poisoning during the staging of the Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) Meet 2019 on January 27 to February 2.

"Naay day-to-day monitoring sa food preparation sa mga kitchen sa quarters (There will be a day-to-day monitoring on food preparation in kitchens at the billeting quarters)," Department of Education (Deped) 11 spokesperson Jenielito Atillo said during the AFP-PNP Press Corps media forum Wednesday, January 23, at The Royal Mandaya Hotel.

Atillo added that the kitchen staff underwent training on proper food handling.

He said they will also be monitoring the meals of the participants to avoid the food poisoning incident during the Davraa Meet 2018 wherein a total of 38 delegates from Mati City were rushed to the hospital after eating leftover food.

Atillo added that all 11 delegations have assigned kitchen crew to cook for their delegates.

He said that public markets in Davao City will be busy since the assigned kitchen personnel will still have to buy some ingredients.

Meanwhile, security plans are ready for the opening ceremonies of the Davraa Meet 2019 on Sunday and every day until the sportsfest for elementary and secondary athletes end.

"Kasado na po ang security plan ng Davao City Police Office (DCPO). Actually ang region ang overall task group commander," DCPO spokesperson Teresita Gaspan said at the forum.

She also said 1,272 police personnel will be deployed daily including those they requested from the Regional Mobile force.

She said the delegates will also be provided with their own security police from their cities and provinces.

A minimum of two teams, which will be composed of around 20 police personnel, and supervised by two police officers will be assigned in every billeting quarter to provide security to the delegates.

Gaspan said that during the games, a maximum of 16 personnel will be deployed in every playing venue.

In a phone interview, Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 spokesperson Chief Inspector Jason Baria said the police assigned to the delegates will be responsible for the contingents. However, he added that if there will be occurrence of theft, it will be reported to DCPO.

Meanwhile, the 10th ID Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO) said they will also deploy personnel but the number has yet to be disclosed.


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