BARANGAY 21-C Captain Edmundo Altizo clarified that he did not impose a lockdown in the barangay, contrary to the social media post of another news outlet that started circulating Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
"Dili kana tinuod, siguro na misinterpret lang sa uban ilang nadunggan gikan sa miting namo (That's not true, I think they have misinterpreted what they have heard during our meeting)," he said in an interview with SunStar Davao.
He added that he is still wondering how they have come up with that idea, saying that "wala gyud ko kabalo asa ni gikan (I just don't know where it is coming from)."
He added the barangay is open to residents transferring from other barangays but he is planning to require them to secure medical certificates to ensure that they are not carriers of the Covid-19 virus.
The social media post reads "Nagpatuman na og Lockdown ang Barangay 21-C, sa Davao City diin sumala ni Brgy. Capt. Edmundo Altizo Sr., wala na sila nagpasulod og residente gikan sa Brgy, 23-c nga ila rang silingan. Gipaniguro usab ni Altizo nga adunay igong supply sa pagkaon alang sa iyang ginasakupan. Kahinumduman nga ning milabayng semana, una ng nagpatuman og hard lockdown ang Brgy.23-c tungod sa nagpadayung pagtaas sa kaso sa covid-19. p.m. (sic) (Barangay 21-C, Davao City is implementing a lockdown wherein according to Barangay Captain Edmundo Altizo Sr., they are not permitting entry of residents of Barangay 23-C, which is their neighboring barangay. Altizo also assured that his constituents will have enough food supply. It can be recalled that last week, Barangay 23-C imposed a hard lockdown due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases).
The post has already been shared by more than 450 people as of July 8, 5 p.m.