Close the Border! PROTECT SIARGAO!

Close the Border! PROTECT SIARGAO!

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Marlon dela Cruz started this petition to provincial governor of Surigao del Norte and

In relation to the recent Memorandum Order No. 20-130 Series of 2020 released on May 1, 2020 from the Provincial Governor's Office of Surigao del Norte 

"No Sail Policy" on inter-island boat/vessel services going to and from Siargao (including Bucas Grande Island), and Dinagat Islands is hereby lifted but said boat/vessel shall only operate at a reduced capacity of not more than 50% and a strict one (1) meter distance between passengers as well as the wearing of face masks shall be observed. Such other health protocols issued by the Department of Health and/or this Province shall be complied at all times.

Signed by:
Atty. Francis T. Matugas
Provincial Governor

We do not want to go against the Memoranda of the Governor. We respect him in all aspects but we just would to ask for the revision of the last part #3, as soon as possible. 

Currently, the island of Siargao is unpreparedin case we might have PUIs, and positive Covid-19 cases

  • We don't have TESTING KIT available. All we have right now is CONFIDENCE because in the past few weeks, no one died due to respiratory problems or flu. 
  • The island doesn't have the proper face masks that can protect us from the virus. We only have those DIY masks that are not approved by Department of Health. We wear them for formality's sake.
  • We don't have PPEs that will help protect our frontliners including doctors, nurses, police officials, etc. 
  • The island doesn't have enough disinfectant alcohol supply to help prevent for the virus to spread.
  • The island doesn't have the qualified hospital facility to accommodate patients who might be PUIs if ever. In other words, our hospital is incapable of handling such cases. 
  • We are just starting to build our own supply of food from local farmers and still we are far from supplying the entire island. 
  • We really are under prepared in all aspects and the best thing that we can do to protect ourselves from the spread of the virus is to CLOSE THE BORDER. 

We hope and pray that the good office of the Governor grant our request for the protection of his people.

We therefore ask for your support by signing this petition so our voices will be heard by the officials who are supposed to protect its people. 

Salamat karajaw sa ijo tanan!

- People of Siargao

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