Stressing the need to “put in place a system for the efficient and effective management of the Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs), Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR),” the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases has put in place a fixed schedule for sea trips of incoming residents from various points of origin to the different entry pointsin the province of Negros Oriental.

Resolution No. 30 series of 2020 of the Provincial IATF EID also requires the shipping companies to provide an advance copy of the passenger manifest bearing the list of names, addresses, contact details and other pertinent information of the incoming ROFs/LSIs to give the LGUs ample time to prepare for the efficient management of their arrival.

Same resolution signed by Governor Roel Degamo observes that the new system intends to prevent occurrences of “untimely and uncoordinated movements of the LSIs, ROFs and APORs at time with questionable documents presented have caused both physical and mental fatigue, such as stress, anxiety, sleepless nights and exhaustion to the manpower and or personnel, which in some instances compromised their safety.”