By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) has tracked down four of the seven individuals classified as authorized persons outside residence (APORs) who refused to be subjected to swab test at the Bacolod-Silay Airport last Tuesday.
Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said NOPPO submitted a report to his office stating that they tracked down the four APORs from the DC Aquino Land Surveying Services.
Based on the report, the four claimed that they refused to be swabbed at the airport believing they are exempted.
Diaz said that the four have already been subjected to a swab test and have been placed on hotel quarantine.
The contact tracing team is now tracking the three APORs of the Pax Cable Inc. so they will comply with the health protocols of the province.
Earlier, Diaz threatened to arrest the APORs for refusing to comply with the swab test protocol of the provincial government.
The seven allegedly presented a letter from a Bacolod City councilor allowing them entry.
Diaz 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.
“It seems that these APORs are being allowed to enter Bacolod to go straight to work,” Diaz added./DGB, WDJ