Stranded Pangasinenses allowed to return home

THE 46 Pangasinenses who were stranded at the Regional Border Control Point in San Manuel (Tarlac) by the Rosales Boundary, were allowed to enter the province and were fetched by their respective local government units and municipal/city health offices on May 7.

Pangasinan Provincial Police Office Director Redrico Maranan said the stranded persons allowed to return to their towns were still required to undergo a medical procedure before they could be return to their homes.

The 46 returnees were made to live in tents for 14 days at the Regional Border Control Point.

Governor Amado Espino III directed the Provincial Health Office to do a mass testing before they travel to their homes. While awaiting results, they will be quarantined for another 14 days in their respective town and city quarantine facilities.

The provincial government distribute relief packs to all the 93 stranded persons from different provinces held at the border control point .

The returnees expressed no resentment as they were transported to Rosales.

Alam naman namin na hindi sila basta-basta nagpapapasok dahil sa kumakalat na sakit kaya nagpapasalamat kami kay Governor Espino kasi ginawan nila ng paraan para makauwi kami,” said one of the stranded Pangasinenses who was able to return to her town today.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and Provincial Health Office, along with representatives from Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office and Provincial Information Office, led the process of entry and needed medical procedures of the stranded individuals. (PIO/PJS)

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