Vice mayor sued for quarantine breach
(The Philippine Star) - August 3, 2020 - 12:00am

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Three frontliners have filed a complaint against Tabuk City Vice Mayor Bernard Glenn Dao-as for allegedly violating quarantine rules imposed by the government to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

The complaint was filed before the Office of the Ombudsman by Roxanne Eng-op, Robert Bayangan and Rogelio Calsiyao.

The complainants said Dao-oas ignored a quarantine checkpoint in Barangay Talaca, Tabuk City when he allowed entry to a Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel from Bulacan who did not have travel documents.

They said the incident occurred on June 5 involving three passengers and the driver of a vehicle that arrived at the checkpoint at around 3 a.m.

The driver showed travel documents and health clearances for three persons only, including himself.

Eng-op said he required the same documents from the third passenger, whom she was told was a BFP personnel and an APOR or a person authorized outside of residence.

Eng-op said she told the group that the BFP personnel still needed to show travel documents and had to undergo a triage process.

Dao-as, who was among the passengers, reportedly got angry when Eng-op refused to exempt the BFP personnel from the health protocols.

The BFP personnel turned out to be Dao-as’ relative, whom he picked up from Bulacan.

On June 9, Dao-as posted on social media that the frontliners were rude.

The complainant denied Dao-as’ allegations.

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