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TV5 Cameraman Got Beaten by Protocol Violator Resort’s Guest for Filming

TV5 CAMERAMAN BEATEN – Three (3) guests of a resort in Caloocan beaten up a TV5 staff for taking a video of the resort full of people amid prohibition on Mother’s day.

Arnel Tugade, a cameraman for the TV5 network, was allegedly beaten by three guests of Gubat sa Ciudad Resort in Caloocan City while filming a crowd of people swimming in celebration of Mother’s Day. Guests are oblivious to the virus’s threat and the strict COVID-19 protocols in place.

TV5 Cameraman Beaten
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On Mother’s Day, May 9, a resort in Caloocan City attracts the attention of the online community and local authorities after it was photographed being crowded by swimmers despite the prohibition imposed under the Modified Enhnaced Community Quarantine (MECQ).

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Resorts and swimming pools are only permitted to operate under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified GCQ, according to the Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID-19 response guidelines. Caloocan, on the other hand, is part of the NCR Plus Bubble, which is under to MECQ.

Caloocan Resort

After it was discovered that the resort’s service continues amid the current MECQ, Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan ordered its immediate closure. Malapitan has also charged the resort’s management, officials from the 171 barangays under its control, and anyone who swam at the resort with breaking IATF and health protocol laws.

The mayor also ordered the resort’s business permit to be revoked, as well as an investigation into how the resort was able to function under the current MECQ, in order to prevent it from happening again. All visitors to the resort will be subjected to extensive touch tracing, close surveillance, and adequate and timely RT-PCR checking.

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