“ Alam ko po kung gaano kahirap ang sitwasyon ng ating mga kababayang OFW. Nawalay nang matagal sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay, kahit nandito na sila sa ating lalawigan, hindi pa rin sila makauwi sa kanilang pamilya,” Governor Abet Garcia isaid in a video message published last July 14 in his official Facebook page.
In response to the increasing number of Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) entering Bataan, the Provincial Government established a centralized Provincial Processing facility where LSIs and ROFs will undergo strict processing and assessment until the results of their COVID-19 tests come out.
Last July 6, the Provincial Health Office started training front liners who will man said facility following the protocols rolled out by Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center for everyone’s safety.
If the result is positive, said OFW/LSI will be sent to a Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility designated for asymptomatic patients. If negative, they will be sent home to undergo a strict 14-day home quarantine.
“Ang mga inilatag na alituntunin, bagamat mahirap, ay pag-iingat para din po sa kapakanan ng kanilang pamilya,” Gov. Abet added.