BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Provincial Legal Office will add two more returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) from Negros Occidental to the list of respondents, who will be charged for falsification of public documents and violation of health protocols, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said.
Diaz said one is a resident of Sagay, who came from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia but declared himself a locally stranded individual, and another from Cadiz, who falsified his quarantine certificate.
The first three respondents are residents of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, who came from the United Kingdom and travelled via Istanbul, Turkey, to Manila, and then Negros, but also declared themselves LSIs, Diaz added.
“As soon as we get the complaint-affidavits, we will act accordingly,” he said, adding that they will ask the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to authorize the PLO to file the case.
The Inter-Agency Task Force is expected to be furnished a report on the cases of the five ROFs. Diaz said they will “plug the gap to ensure that it will not happen again in the future.”*