Police to Require Travel Authority for all Travelers to Enter CDO Despite Mayor Moreno’s Statement

Misamis Oriental (June 10, 2020) – Mardy Hortillosa II, the spokesperson of the Police Regional Office (PRO), announced that police officers in Cagayan de Oro would continue to issue travel authority for those passengers or travelers who made an entry in the city.

Mardy Hortillosa II said that the government needed to regulate the movement of people or travelers without important activities. Hortillosa pointed out the relevance of travel authority.

“The city will not require any travel authority to all residents who wish to go to the city,” Mayor Oscar Moreno said, on Tuesday, June 9.

“I will advise Colonel Dampal to observe that,” Mayor Oscar Moreno added.

The Police Regional Office (PRO) emphasized that CDO Mayor Oscar Moreno remained cogent and praiseworthy to ease the burden experienced by the passengers and travelers. As well, the PRO mentioned that regulating the movement and activities of people without important activities in the City and Misamis Oriental would curb the spread of the coronavirus in line with IATF Resolution # 43 on paragraph A, sub-paragraph 4A, “the movement of all persons in areas placed under MGCQ shall be limited to accessing essential goods and services, for work in the offices or industries permitted to operate hereunder, and for other activities permitted.”

As publicized, the said travel authority provision prompted by the PRO-Northern Mindanao could curtail the spread of the virus. “Implementing the Travel Authority mandate could shrink the possible transmission of the virus,” Hortillosa said.

Hortillosa accentuated that the PRO-10 would respect the acumen and decision of the city mayor. However, the PRO-10 would stand guard and raise this concern to the regional IATF.

Finally, Hortillosa stated that the PRO-Northern Mindanao management would call on Mayor Oscar Moreno’s concerns to seek for further actions from the Regional IATF.

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