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Ilongga to Face Charges for Breaching Quarantine


A 34-year-old woman, a repatriated overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Hong Kong, is facing charges for breaching quarantine. The repatriate hailing from Leganes, Iloilo arrived last June 14 and was swabbed for reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The Ilongga was quarantined in a hotel pending her test result.

“June 23, she arrived in Leganes as her result for RT-PCR arrived and she tested negative,” states Capt. Roy Tayona, Leganes Municipal Police Station Chief, in an article by the Philippine News Agency.

After testing negative, she was transported by the local government unit to a quarantine facility in Leganes to finish her 14-day quarantine. Apparently, the Leganes-native sneaked out of the facility and went home after arrival at the said facility.

The team located the repatriate, but she insisted to stay at home.

Negotiations lasted until 11pm. Thus, the authorities sued the OFW last Friday for violation of the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act, and the violation of Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code on resistance and disobedience to a person in authority. Read more: Ilonggo repatriate faces raps for quarantine breach, an article by the Philippine News Agency.

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