Albay fetches 112 residents stranded in Camarines Sur
LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) — The provincial government of Albay (PGA) have fetched the remaining 112 residents stranded in Del Gallego town in Camarines Sur province on Good Friday.
Mr. Daniel Patrick Garcia, governor Al Francis Bichara’s spokesperson told the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) 5 that these stranded residents have been fetched by 3 buses after seeking clearance from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID).
On Good Friday, the IATF-EID has issued resolution allowing these “internal refugee” to be fetched by thier respective local government units (LGUs) after completing the 14-day quarantine period.
Garcia said that these 112 residents will be brought to Albay Provincial Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Facility in Brgy. Tula-Tula, Ligao City and then from there, respective city and municipal lgus will also fetch thier residents.
LGUs now will also brought their residents to their respective quarantine site while those municipal governments or city governments without quarantine areas, these refugees will undergo a 1 week home quarantine to assure that they are no longer carrier of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Garcia explained.
These stranded residents is the 5th batch of refugees fetched by PGA after the national government ordered lockdown in Metro Manila and the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was imposed to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
The 112 stranded residents are composed of 9 persons from Polangui, 2 from Tabaco City, 8 from Malinao, 1 from Legazpi City, 6 from Rapu-Rapu, 19 from Jovellar, 4 from Manito, 15 from Daraga, 26 from Libon, 2 from Guinobatan, 4 from Ligao City, 3 fron Oas, 10 from Pioduran and 3 from Malinao town.
Police Major Malu Calubaquib, Police Regional Office 5 (PRO-5) spokesperson said, they were escorted by PNP services up to their respective LGUs.
As to the status of these fetched stranded residents, Calubaquib said that all were brought to quarantine area except for the residents of Pioduran who are having home quarantine.
Last March 30, Governor Al Francis Bichara announced that PGA will not open its borders for those stranded residents in Del Gallego until such time they haven’t cleared by the Department of Health (DOH) to return home.
Garcia narrated that while completing the 14-day quarantine period, these residents stayed at the designated quarantine site located at Tagkawayan Beach in Tagkawayan, Quezon province.
Garcia explained that the provinces of Camarines Sur and Albay have agreed that these stranded – mostly construction workers who walked for almost 5 days from Manila – be accomodated by the provincial government of Camarines Sur while Albay will provide the food and other assistance. (PIA-5)