BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 31 -- The local government unit (LGU) of Hinatuan facilitated and fetched again another stranded Hinatuanons on May 29.
Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) chief James Soria personally met with them at the provincial boundary.
All of the 51 stranded individuals brought with them approved travel authority from the Philippine National Police and medical certificate from the City/Municipal Health Office, from their point of origin.
They were dropped off at the municipal quarantine facility for mandatory 14-day quarantine after the orientation by the personnel of the Municipal Health Office (MHO) led by MHO chief Dr. Emelie S. Viola.
It can be recalled that the local government first staged the Balik-Hinatuan: Oplan Sundo program on May 13 where 21 stranded Hinatuanons from Davao City were fetched and returned home after the LGU strictly complied to the protocols and processes of assisting the locally stranded individuals (LSIs).
Mayor Shem G. Garay, who also met with the returnees at the quarantine facility, stressed that Hinatuan is accepting the entry of LSIs coming from outside the Hinatuan but on the staggered basis because of the limitations of its quarantine facilities. (LGU-Hinatuan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)