By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The provincial government of Negros Occidental has ordered the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) to track down seven individuals classified as authorized persons outside residence (APORs) who refused to be subjected to swab test at the Bacolod-Silay Airport last Tuesday.
Provincial administrator Rayfrando Diaz said the seven presented letters from a Bacolod City councilor allowing them entry and identified them as Charle Magne Andres, Dexter Claveria Aquino, Marlo Federiso, and Johnny Yanes of DC Aquino Land Surveying Services; and Jestoni Absin Mangulabnan, Froillan Cris Timplanza Tungol, and Jim Batiduan Valerio of Pax Cable Inc.
Diaz said that if they are located “they will be arrested” for violating the provincial government’s protocol.
“It seems that these APORs are being allowed to enter Bacolod to go straight to work,” the provincial administrator added.
Negros Occidental has an existing health protocol that all those who enter the province, including APORs, are required to undergo swab test at the airport./DGB, WDJ