Angeles cops help stranded missionaries

July 31, 2020

ANGELES CITY – The city police here assisted 28 locally stranded individuals (LSI) composed of evangelists in returning to Misamis Occidental via the Clark International Airport.

The 28 young individuals from Oroqueta City were attendding a seminar training for missionaries in Malabon City in March when the entire Luzon island was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine.

Col. Joyce Patrick Sangalang, city police director, said their flight back home was diverted at the Clark International Airport and became LSIs after the cancellation of their flight.

The missionaries were sheltered here and in nearby localities. Eleven of them stayed at the Ekklesia sa Angeles Church here, 12 in San Fernando and five in Porac town.

The police here facilitated the issuance of medical certificates and travel authority for the LSIs.

Said locally stranded individuals also benefited from “Rektang Bayanihan: Adopt a Family Program”, “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” Project initiated by Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Rhodel O. Sermonia in partnership with the Kandi Realty. The program aims to provide assistance to the most affected families/ individuals in the community  during the implementation of the enhanced, modified and general community quarantine due to pandemic COVID 19.

Meanwhile, four men were arrested by the police in Barangay Malabanias here for alleged illegal cockfighting.

Sangalang identified them as Norberto Fortes, 54; Tito Garcia, 58; Franklin Ramos, 48; and Gary Lucero, 33, who are facing charges for violation of the anti-gambling law.

Police seized two fighting cocks and P490 bet money.