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Given the recently unfortunate news that the AFP Chief of Staff has tested positive for COVID-19, I will be undergoing self-quarantine as I was exposed to him in a meeting last March 20.

Since I do not show any signs nor symptoms, I will not be having myself tested in order to save the limited supply of testing kits to people who truly need it.

By staying at home, I will not put anyone I come in contact with at risk. The safety of those around me is my priority.

But this will not stop me from doing my job. We, in the Department of Tourism (DOT), have been working remotely from each other since the start of the Enhanced Community Quarantine. As of March 26, the DOT has assisted 11,863 stranded travelers all over the country.

Our locations will not beset us from fulfilling our duties to serve our tourists and stakeholders in this time of need.

Published:March 3, 2021

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