Health protocols observed in Batangas gift-giving — Pacquiao
Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao on Sunday welcomed the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) plan to investigate the alleged violations of quarantine protocols during the relief distribution activities that his camp recently conducted in the province of Batangas.
(EPA/JOSEPH VIDAL / PRIB / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)Pacquiao, however, clarified that he and his team made sure to observe social distancing and to observe the proper health protocols of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We welcome any investigation related to claims that quarantine protocols were violated when we went to Batangas to distribute relief and early Christmas gifts for the people who have suffered so much during the Taal Volcano eruption and the series of typhoons that hit Luzon over the past two months,” Pacquiao said in a statement.
Prior to his visit in Buso-buso, Laurel and Barangay Banyaga, Agoncillo last Nov. 26, Pacquiao said they also distributed relief and financial aid for the fire victims in Bacoor and flood victims in Rizal province and in Marikina.“It should be clarified however that in all those events, we have tried so hard to ensure that social distancing and health safety protocols are strictly observed,” the senator, who is also the country’s boxing icon said. headtopics.com
“Marshals were assigned to ensure that all the requirement set by the National Task force on COVID-19 are implemented,” he further said.He also said physical arrangements for all these events were pre-inspected to ensure social distancing and people were checked for face masks and face shields.
“If and when there were some photos and videos showing what it seems to be violations of the quarantine protocols, I can assure you that these does not reflect the real situation on (the) ground,” the lawmaker said. Read more: Manila Bulletin News »
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