Balik Probinsiya program - updates

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FALSE: Richard Gomez won’t accept returnees to Ormoc City

May 29, 2020 - 9:16 AM

The President says in a late night address that Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez would not accept returning residents in Ormoc City. Gomez never said this.

RELIEF OPERATIONS. Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez talks to personnel working in relief operations. Photo from Richard Gomez' Facebook

Año: Balik Probinsya arrivals confusion in Leyte an 'isolated incident'

May 26, 2020 - 9:48 PM

The interior secretary says Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez may have received some wrong information – the arrivals were stranded people, not OFWs – although it's true they have not been tested for COVID-19

EDUARDO AÑO. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año in a press conference on Monday, February 17, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler