Davao City launches Safe Davao QR to help in curbing spread of COVID-19

Published November 1, 2020, 12:31 PM

by Antonio Colina IV

DAVAO CITY –  The city government of Davao rolled out on Saturday the “Safe Davao QR” (DQR) to hasten the contact-tracing system, and prohibit non-essential movement of the people within the city.


Effective November 7, residents and non-city residents, who need to move around Davao City to work, do business, access goods and essential services, will be required to present their DQR codes. People entering the city must also present their DQR codes.

DQR is going to be adopted to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the city.

The registration link https://safedavaoqr.davaoct.com for the DQR system has been posted on the Facebook page of the Davao city government, and is accessible to residents, non-residents, and establishments, including all private and government offices. 

The local government advised the people to avoid sharing their personal DQR codes on social media to avoid identity theft, and warned them to access only the registration link that it provided. They were also informed that registration was free, and does not require credit card or bank details.

Government workers who participated in the trial test would also need to re-register, it added.

To register, through the link, the people must provide a clear photo of your entire face, facing the camera; a clear photo of their valid ID or birth certificate (a list of valid IDs is provided below); a clear photo of their face beside the valid ID or birth certificate; a valid mobile phone number; and a valid email address.

The list of valid IDs are Social Security System / Government Service Insurance System, Unified Multi-Purpose Identification Card; Land Transportation Office Driver’s License (student permit may be accepted if in card format); Professional Regulatory Commission ID; Overseas Workers Welfare Administration / Integrated; Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) card;  Commission on Elections Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certification from the Election Officer with Dry Seal; Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License; Senior Citizen ID; Airman License (issued August 2016 onwards); Philippine Postal ID (issued November 2016 onwards); School ID; Passport; and In the absence of a valid ID, PSA copy of a birth certificate.

The local government said city residents who do not have a valid ID or birth certificate may apply for their DQR at the nearest police station, while non-Davao City residents who do not have a valid ID or birth certificate must first get these requirements before they can register for a DQR. 

It said employers should assist all their workers, who do not know how to go online or do not own a smartphone.

The local government also opened help lines for the DQR system, available from Mondays to Sundays, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Smart subscribers  may reach out through 0961-750-3542,  0961-750-3541,  and 0961-750-3540 while Globe subscribers through 0995-461-6400,  0995-461-6402, and 0995-461-6394.

As of October 31, the Department of Health-Davao Region reported a total of 5,474 cases with 1,369 active, 3,910 recoveries, and 195 deaths.

Of this total, the DOH-Davao reported that 3,751 were reported in Davao City (170 new cases), 297 in Davao de Oro (one new), 581 in Davao del Norte (13 new), 398 in Davao del Sur (28 new), 102 in Davao Occidental (four new), and 345 in Davao Oriental (seven new).