ILOILO CITY—At least 14 persons have been charged in court in the island province of Guimaras for violating quarantine protocols against coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Guimaras Provincial Legal Office already filed seven cases against persons violating provisions in the executive order issued by Governor Samuel Gumarin.
“I hope this serves as a lesson. If you’re coming to Guimaras, please follow the protocols. This is for our own protection,” Gumarin appealed.
Guimaras Provincial Legal Officer Jehiel Cusa said four others were also charged for violating Section 9 of Republic Act No. 11332, after they were found to be uncooperative with persons of authority, and posing threats to others.
“We will not stop reminding the residents and valued guests of our beloved province to faithfully observe health protocols imposed in order to avoid the hassle of being charged in court. The Executive Committee fervently appeals for your full support and cooperation,” Cusa urged.
Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Buenavista and Sinbunag towns also filed charges against individuals for also violating quarantine protocols.