Mayor Sara warns vs. unscrupulous persons using her name in property selling scam

Marje Pelayo   •   April 15, 2021   •   167

MANILA, Philippines — Davao City mayor Sara Duterte issued a statement warning the public against individuals using a notarial stamp with her name to run a property selling scam in the city of Taguig.

In a statement published by state-owned PTV, the lady mayor showed a sample of the document bearing her name and signature ‘Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio’ as alleged ‘Notary Public/Mayor-Davao City’.

“I do not practice law anymore, and I do not participate in buy and sell of land, gold, stocks, and others,” she said.

“I am also not a notary public nor have I ever applied to be one,” she added.

Read her full statement below:

“It has come to my attention that some unscrupulous individuals are using a notarial stamp with my name to run a scam selling properties in Taguig City.

A sample of which is posted here in pictures. The signature therein is not mine.

I do not practice law anymore, and I do not participate in buy and sell of land, gold, stocks, and others.

I am also not a notary public nor have I ever applied to be one.

The public is hereby warned of these fraudulent activities and must immediately report them and complain to the PNP or NBI. The public should be wary of individuals who use my name to engage in all financial transactions.

Thank you.”

READ I Statement by Mayor Sara Z. Duterte

It has come to my attention that some unscrupulous individuals are using a…

Posted by PTV on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

 

Davao City bans entry of hogs, pork products from Luzon, neighboring provinces

Robie de Guzman   •   February 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The city government of Davao has announced that it is banning the entry of live hogs and pork products from Luzon, Davao Occidental, and several areas in Davao del Sur amid the threat of African Swine Fever (ASF).

Mayor Sara Duterte said the ban, which took effect last Monday, February 3, aims to prevent the spread of the swine disease and further protect the local hog industry.

“We do not eat pork that is contaminated with ASF. Although it does not affect humans, it is not also fit for human consumption,” she said.

The move follows reports on cases of ASF infection in two barangays in Davao City – Dominga and Lamanan in Calinan District.

Local authorities said culling operations for the 2,500 pigs in the said areas have already started to prevent the disease from spreading to nearby villages.

The first case of ASF in Mindanao was reported in Don Marcelino town in Davao Occidental in January, several months after an outbreak was declared in Luzon.

Duterte assured that the local government has set aside a P20 million fund to aid hog raisers affected by the ASF.

“We will check, inspect and conduct depopulation if ASF is positive and pay for your pig and piglets. Thereafter you cannot grow pigs for the next 3 months,” she said.

The mayor added that quarantine checkpoints had been set up in the city’s entry and exit points.

She also called on local pig farmers to immediately report to the city’s veterinary office should their hogs show signs of ASF, which include high fever, decreased appetite, heavy discharge from eyes and nose, and red or blotchy skin lesions. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Marisol Montaño)

Mayor Sara suspends classes following 6.6 magnitude earthquake

Marje Pelayo   •   October 29, 2019

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Mayor Sara Duterte on Tuesday (October 29) immediately ordered the suspension of classes in all levels, from kindergarten to post-graduate studies both private and public, following a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake that hit the southwest portion of the city.

In a statement, Mayor Sara said school owners and administrators to immediately initiate a safety inspection in their school structures with the guidance of a qualified engineer as the tremblor may have caused structural and electrical damage to buildings and houses.

“If they find building defects that are dangerous and need repair, they should immediately condemn the area and not allow students to use the same,” the Mayor said.

Mayor Sara added that the decision to suspend classes for Wednesday (October 30) “shall be on a case to case basis and shall depend on the individual schools’ announcement.”

Meanwhile, the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office reported that the city’s coastline remains calm thus, no tsunami alert was announced.

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