People who would want to go home to their respective hometowns within the Province of Cebu should coordinate with the mayors of their destinations. This way, the mayors can discuss the situation with their respective barangay officials on what actions to take.
Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said this on Tuesday, May 5, after receiving report that a cook of a military man and his family members arrived in Pinamangujan from Cebu City. The second case recorded was also of a Lapu-lapu City ambulance who brought someone to Pinamungajan.
The two cases are now being investigated.
“Ayaw na lagi na ninyo buhata kay nagkagrabe na baya diri (Cebu City) unya we are trying to protect the province. So kun gusto mo mo-uli, sultii inyung mayor, kun musugot ang mayor hala tagaan mog pass muabot mo didto. Kun musogot, ang mayor pud kinahanglan makig-istorya sa barangay officials og sa mga tawo sa barangay kay mao namay mangahadlok,” said the governor.
(Please don’t do that again because the number of cases in Cebu City is increasing, and we are trying to protect the province. If you want to go home, ask permission from your mayor so that he can also talk about it with the barangay officials concerned. If the mayor approves, then we will issue a pass.)
Garcia said Lucresia Rambo, 50; Jerald Rambo, 28; John Gilbert Rambo, 26; Reo Alviso, 22; Gay Ann Rambo, 21; and two minors arrived in Barangay Butong in Pinamungajan together with Felix Rambo who works as a cook in Camp Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City. They are now considered persons under monitoring in Pinamungajan.
“Mao na nga naka-diretso sila kay gi iskortan sila og military. (They were escorted by the military so they were able to pass through checkpoints.)” said the governor, disappointed with the incident.
No new cases were recorded in Cebu Province as of Tuesday, May 5. (Mylen P. Manto)