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10 sent back to Guimaras


The Philippine Coast Guard sent 10 persons who arrived on board three motor bancas in Barangay Bulata, Cauayan Negros Occidental, back to Guimaras Thursday, Lt. Commander Jansen Benjamin, PCG-Negros Occidental provincial commander, said yesterday.

The eight arrived in Cauayan 10 a.m. and were sent back at 2:15 p.m. Thursday for violating the General Community Quarantine that prohibits the unauthorized entry into Negros Occidental of persons from neighboring provinces as a deterrent against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The 10 were identified as Renante Mahusay, 39, James Mahusay, 22, Franchine Endencio, 33, Vercovert Bungket, 23, John Mark Endencio, 18, Jericho Mahusay, 18, and Dionnel Mahusay, 21;

MBCA “Clint” boat captain Jose Endencio, 35, MBCA “Toto Dan Dan 1” boat captain Jerry Mahusay, 27, and MBCA “Toto Dan Dan 2” boat captain Jay-R Mahusay, 30, Benjamin said.

The PCG Cauayan received a report from Bulata Barangay Captain Antonio Galon that there were three motor bancas docked at the shoreline, he said.

The PCG immediately coordinated with local authorities and after conducting health protocols and finding that they had no COVID-19 symptoms, the 10 were directed to sail back to Guimaras, he added.

The 10 said they were in Cauayan to attend the funeral of a relative, Benjamin said.*


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