- Mocha Uson justified her action in gathering the OFWs at a beach resort in Batangas
- The OWWA Deputy Administrator said that the OFWs who gathered at the resort were reminded to follow IATF guidelines
- Uson said that aside from bringing hygiene kits, they also brought important messages for the OFW
- She said that they reminded them also of the rules and regulations that they need to follow during the ECQ
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Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Margaux "Mocha" Uson justified the gathering of OFWs who were quarantined in Matabungkay Beach in Batangas.
In a Facebook post, Uson stated that they gave the OFWs hygiene kits to complete their 14-day quarantine.
KAMI learned that Uson said that they also brought a very important message for them. They reminded the OFWs fo the rules and regulations that they need to follow during the ECQ such as social distancing and prohibition in going out of their homes.
She said that news of OFWs staying at the shores reached them, highlighting the need to remind them that staying at the shore is not in accordance with quarantine protocols.
Uson also mentioned that they were there to check how the OFWs are doing.
Below is the full statement of Uson regarding the Matabungkay gathering.
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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