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Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN RHODEL O SERMONIA said that all Central Luzon residents are now required to wear face masks or other protective gears when leaving their homes to buy essential commodities.

PBGEN SERMONIA also said that this directive is being carried out pursuant to the pronouncement of Pres Duterte and Resolution No. 18 of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

“We enjoin the public to adhere to the guidelines on the wearing of face masks and protective gears as well as the observance of Social Distancing. Stiff penalties of one to six months of imprisonment or a fine of Php 20,000 to Php 50,000, or both will be imposed to violators,” PBGEN SERMONIA stated.

“We are doing the best we can together with all the frontliners to contain the continuous spread of COVID-19, time and again, we call out to the public to also do their share by following authorities and staying at their homes,” PBGEN SERMONIA added.

Yesterday, a total of 1001 persons region wide were warned by authorities for non-wearing of face masks.