San Jose residents who were stranded in Metro Manila during the lockdown arrived Saturday, May 23, with the help of San Jose Local Government and the Provincial Capitol.
The arriving “Balik banwaan”, all thirteen of them, belonged to the 6th batch, said San Jose Mayor Dr. Marco Chavez MD, thanking the Camarines Sur Governor for the use of the rented bus.
They were sent to a LGU quarantine facility already prepared for returning residents.
Mayor Dr. Chavez MD said the local government provides free food and medical check-ups, and adequate amenities to persons under mandatory quarantine.
“As of Saturday, a total of 130 persons are now quartered at the quarantine facility, many were fetched by vehicles provided by the Camarines Sur Provincial Government,” Mayor Dr. Chavez MD said.
Meanwhile, 30 persons had “graduated” or discharged from quarantine Saturday and they were given “pabaon” of P3100 as TUPAD beneficiaries of DOLE through the efforts of the Governor.
During the awarding of cash aid at the San Jose National HS, the Governor gave the “pabaon”.
With the Governor, assisting the awarding event were Mayor Dr. Mac Chavez and former Mayor Tony Chavez, who is regional coordinator of “Balik Probinsiya”, “Bagong Pag-asa or BP2” program of Malacañang.
Mayor Dr. Chavez MD said the LGU has received rapid testing kits, an assurance that San Jose contituents can access rapid testing if they suspect they get exposures from Covid19 cases.
“Frontliners and staff were already given rapid testing,” Mayor Dr. Chavez MD said. [Bicol Today]