Welcome home, but follow health protocols, Romblon Gov. Otik Riano asks returning OFWs


Romblon has started accepting returning overseas Filipino workers and stranded individuals to the province.

And Romblon Gov. Otik Riano has a request for them.

In a Facebook post, he said these returning residents are required to undergo facility or home quarantine and rapid testing by their mayors to help ensure they are COVID 19 free and won’t spread any virus.

He asked them to comply with local government directives, since these are for everybody’s safety.

We don’t want Romblon to turn into a COVID 19-hotspot!

“OFWs at returning Romblomanons

Gusto ko lang pong ipaalam sa inyo na as of 8:00 pm of May 28, 2020 meron po tayong 58 na OFW at locally stranded Romblomanons na nakabalik na sa kani kanilang munisipyo at nagundergo ng facility or home quarantine depende sa panuntunan imposed by our Municipal Mayors.

Ang mga requests po ng ating Mayors at kanilang mga Municipal Health Officers na additional folding beds para sa quarantine facilities nila ay agarang ipinadala natin through our PDRRMO headed by Col Roseller Muros.

Gayundin ang rapid testing kits or RDT na tinatawag upang magamit ng mga MHOs sa mga darating na Romblomanons mula sa ibat ibang lugar outside of the Province. Within the week magpapadala tayo ng additional testing kits upang lahat ay masubject sa rapid testing.

Lahat po ng paghihigpit at pag iingat ay ginagawa natin uoang mapanatiling COVID free ang province. Hiling ko sa mga dumating at darating na OFWs at returning Romblomanons na sumunod sa mga panuntunan kani kanilang Mayors.

May we always remain united.

#OneRomlonfightagainstCOVID19,” Riano posted.