BAGUIO CITY — The chief of Barangay San Mariano, Santa Marcela, Apayao is facing charges for violating Republic Act 11332 or “Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act”.
The said barangay captain is Bobby Daquioag, 52 years old.
Accordingly, the Santa Municipal Police Station received a call from Santa Marcela Mayor Evelyn Martinez regarding an alleged violation of RA 11332.
Mayor Martinez submitted some pictures of a wedding in Barangay San Mariano last 28 May showing people who did not follow the standard health protocols. One of the attendees was the barangay captain himself.
Martinez stressed that she did not issue any clearance nor she allowed such activity since the whole of Apayao is under modified enhanced community quarantine. Under such status, mass gatherings are prohibited.