Charges will be filed against those who organized and participated in the boxing activity held in Barangay Tangke, Talisay City violating the Provincial Government’s strict stay-at-home order, social distancing, and ban on social gathering.
The report of the incident came in while Governor Gwendolyn Garcia was delivering her report on updates related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Cebu Province live on Facebook on Saturday, May 2.
Garcia stressed that now is not the time to hold amusement activities especially with the increasing Covid-19 cases in the entire island of Cebu, which has reached over 1,200 cases based on the latest report from the Department of Health (DOH) 7.
“Naghimo man pud og kaugalingong amusement nga di mani panahon sa lingaw-lingaw lagi kay peligro pa kaayo atong kabutang. Purbida sad oi daghan pay nanan-aw,” she said.
The governor lauded Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the quick action taken against the violators.
“By the time na alerted ang PNP nagsipwag na, nanago na but credit to Mayor Samsam Gullas gipangita gyud ni sila og karun charges will be filed against those that have participated niining boxing,” she added.
Gullas, in his Facebook post, called on all barangay captains to help monitor and secure their respective areas to avoid repetition of the said incident since he and the police personnel cannot be in all barangays to check “every single second of the day.”
“This is a team game. This should be a team effort. That’s what I expect sa akong mga kauban sa buhat,” Gullas said, expressing his disappointment since this happened in the barangay beside Barangay San Roque where one Covid-19 case has been recorded.
Meanwhile, DOH 7 recorded 189 positive cases of Covid-19 as of Monday, May 4 with 188 from Cebu City and one from Lapu-Lapu City. (Mylen Manto)