- Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis Singson is now urging the Sanggunian Panlalawigan to pass a resolution against three comedians who reportedly violated quarantine protocols and to declare them as "persona non grata"
- The three comedians are Roberto Mejia or Long Mejia, Romy Pastrana or Dagul, and Gene Baldivia or Gene Padilla
- As per the official statement of Singson, the comedians, along with their staff had unsanctioned visits and social activities without proper coordination with the LGU
- Singson stated that they refused to undergo quarantine checkpoint protocols and also evaded checkpoint personnel
Governor Ryan Luis Singson of Ilocos Sur is urging the Sanggunian Panlalawigan to pass a resolution to declare three comedians as persona non grata after they reportedly violated quarantine protocols of the province.
According to Singson's official statement, Long Mejia, Dagul and Gene Padilla did social activities without proper coordination with the local authorities.
He also said that the comedians and their staff refused to undergo quarantine checkpoint protocols and evaded checkpoint personnel.
"These people are personalities fo the show business with broad patronage, which should all the more be the reason that they take it upon themselves to comply to existing rules in a place they visit."
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.
Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The COVID-19 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. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.
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