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Camiguin municipal health offices report misuse of APOR status

Philippine Information Agency
06 Jul 2020, 20:38 GMT+10

CAMIGUIN, July 6 (PIA)-Misuse of authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) status has been reported in the five municipalities of the province along with the non-compliance with the nationwide travel protocol of the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the Provincial Peace and Order Council Meeting, June 30.

"To be clear, APOR status only allows one to travel for purposes of work without having to obtain a travel authority (TA) from the PNP. If your travel is not work-related, your being an APOR is irrelevant, does not apply, and will not exempt you from the PNP protocol," Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo said.

Based on the PNP protocol, if an individual is an APOR and the travel is not work-related, he or she can only travel as a locally stranded individual (LSI) or if the travel is due to an emergency.

Thus, the said APOR must obtain certification from the barangay that he or she doesn't have any COVID-19 symptoms, medical clearance certificate (MCC) from the municipal/city health office, and TA from the PNP.

"If you are an APOR but your travel is not work-related and you are not an LSI or your travel is not due to an emergency, you cannot travel to other provinces," Romualdo added.

Meanwhile, if an individual is an APOR and the travel is work-related but the transportation requires sea or air travel, the APOR should secure an MCC. For Camiguin's case, APORs from other areas who are working in the province will need an MCC to enter the province.

In enforcing the observance of quarantine protocols, PNP-Camiguin has augmented 58 personnel to the five municipal stations in the province of which 11 are added to Catarman Municipal Station, Guinsiliban MPS (15), Mahinog MPS (11), Mambajao MPS (7), Sagay MPS (14). (RTP/PIA10)

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