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  • Writer's pictureAnnabelle Mamattong

14 Baguio City travelers charged with falsification of documents, 377 sent home

Updated: Aug 27, 2021

Baguio City, Philippines ˗ Around 14 travelers to Baguio City have been recently charged with falsification of documents and for violating Republic Act 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.

Apart from this, the strict monitoring of the city’s borders also resulted in the prevention of around 377 travelers with incomplete requirements from August 1 to 21,2021 from entering the city and were sent back home .

According to the Public Information Office (POI) - Baguio City, these 14 travelers with fake documents were apprehended as they attempted to pass the quarantine control point (QCP) on Marcos Highway. Additionally, 141 individuals lacking necessary documents were sent home at the QCP.

Moreover, in the other QCPs in Baguio, 133 travelers with incomplete documents were sent home at the View deck QCP; 19 in Irisan; 8 in Magsaysay; 36 in Longlong Tacay; 19 in Tiptop; 9 in Asin Tadiangan; and 12 in Ambiong QCP.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong has ordered the stricter monitoring in all the city’s entrances to prevent residents in areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine from entering Baguio.

Further, Magalong urged the frontliners at the checkpoints and triages to be vigilant in checking travel documents, vaccination cards, IDs, travel orders among others.

PIO Baguio stated that the stricter border protocols were imposed to address the gaps in the ‘drop-and-go and passing through travels’ in Baguio City and also as a measure against the Delta virus.


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