THE Provincial Government of Pangasinan has assisted 78 stranded Pangasinenses in the Regional Border Control Point in Tarlac-Rosales Boundary and in Tarlac-Mangatarem Boundary.
There were 59 Pangasinenses stranded in Tarlac-Rosales boundary and another 19 Pangasinenses in Tarlac-Mangatarem boundary who were all allowed to enter the province on May 13.
Stranded Pangasinenses were required to present three documents before returning home, namely: certification of 14-day monitoring of their rural health unit, acceptance letter from their local government unit and travel authority issued and signed by Pangasinan Police Provincial Director Redrico A. Maranan.
Prior to their send off, all the 78 Pangasinenses underwent RT-PCR tests using nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabbing on May 12. They were also required to undergo two procedures, such as: interview and assessment in addition to the swab test to validate that they have no sign and symptom of Acute Respiratory Infection upon examination. Hence, all of them will undergo quarantine at the identified LGU quarantine facility in their town/city while waiting for the result of their swab test.
The stranded Pangasinenses expressed their gratitude to the provincial government led by Governor Amado I. Espino III for its assistance in sending them home in coordination with the PNP and their respective LGUs.
The 59 returnees from Tarlac-Rosales border, include Pangasinenses from: Asingan (5), Binalonan (4). Binmaley (1), Dagupan City (4), Dasol (3), Malasiqui (7), Manaoag (2), Mangaldan (2), Mangatarem (2), Pozorrubio (1), Rosales (3), San Carlos City (1), San Fabian (1), San Manuel (8), San Nicolas (7), San Quintin (3), Sta. Barbara (1), Sto. Tomas (1), Sual (1), Tayug (1), Umingan (3), Urbiztondo (2), and Villasis (3).
On the other hand, the 19 stranded Pangasinenses in Tarlac-Mangatarem border are from: Urbiztondo (8), Infanta (6), Bugallon (4), and Aguilar (1).
Earlier, the provincial government also assisted 66 Pangasinenses stranded in the two borders. The first batch of stranded Pangasinenses who were fetched by representatives from respective host municipalities and cities on May 7 included 46 Pangasinenses and another set of 20 Pangasinenses on May 8. /Shiella Mae C. De Guzman
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