Donate button now up in Safe Davao QR app

Published December 26, 2021, 10:02 AM

by Zea Capistrano

DAVAO CITY – The donate button for the Safe Davao QR is now available, giving residents the option to donate their gift packs to victims of disasters.

The City Government of Davao utilized the DQR to distribute Christmas packages to residents starting Dec. 8, 2021, until Jan. 31, 2022.

The Pahalipay comes in the form of grocery packs or gift certificates.

“They just literally launched it today. Kudos to the hard-working developers behind it. I also got this update this noon,” Nana Cabales of the Design Davao Society told Manila Bulletin on Saturday.

Cabales shared that she was able to donate her Christmas pack. Cabales initiated the proposal to add a donate button with a simple poll.

“I just really asked would you be willing to donate your Pahalipay package past midnight Sunday,” she said.

Later, Cabales said she sent a formal letter addressed to Mayor Sara Duterte.

“I know a lot of people who do not really need the Pahalipay rewards. You still have to go to the grocery store and claim it,” Cabales said.

Cabales said she also relates with thousands of Dabawenyo who are affected by the pandemic but are willing to help the typhoon victims.

Last Dec. 23, the City Government of Davao announced that it is considering adding the option to donate the Pahalipay packages in the SafeDavao QR for the people affected by Typhoon Odette.

On its Facebook page, the SafeDavao QR announced that it had received a proposal to include an option where Dabawenyos can donate their Pahalipay packages to Odette victims in the Visayas and other parts of Mindanao.

“Kami nagapasalamat para aning nindot nga inisyatiba aron makatabang sa mga nabiktima sa bagyong Odette (We are thankful for this initiative to help the victims of Typhoon Odette),” the post said.