To quell the uproar created by its strict ‘hatid-sundo’ scheme for essential workers during the August 6 to 20 ECQ period, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has revised its requirements to prevent fetchers – who are not allowed to go out or travel – from being banned to enter or exit the National Capital Region (NCR).
Non-Authorized Person Outside Residence (non-APOR), who will fetch both healthcare workers and Workforce APORs, will have to present the following documents to cops manning control points:
- Certificate of Employment (COE) of the Worker-APOR from the Employer, indicating the name of the designated non-APOR driver/fetcher of the worker-APOR, the make and plate number of the vehicle to be used, and the contact number of the employer;
- Copy of Business Permit of the Employer
According to PNP Chief Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, the documents will be paramount during their random counter-checking scheme, particularly at the border control points or the Quarantine Control Points.
“Through this random counter-checking, we will be able to verify if the documents are fake or legitimate so I am warning our kababayan not to resort into forging these documents or abuse the issuances of these documents because we will make sure that you would be held accountable for that,” Eleazar explained.
Workforce APORS vs Consumer APORS
The PNP Chief also elaborated on the differences of APORs, who are divided into two categories – the Workforce APORs and the Consumer APORs.
- Consists of health workers and employees of companies allowed to operate under ECQ.
- They are allowed to go out and cross borders.
- Those who are allowed to avail of the goods and services of the companies and industries that are allowed to operate under ECQ.
- They are not allowed to cross city borders and the municipality where they reside in. They’re also encouraged to avail of services and items within their localities.
According to Eleazar a third group of APORs also exists and they are those who need to travel for medical and humanitarian reasons, specifically for transporting relatives who are in immediate need of medical attention and those who have to travel due to the death of immediate relatives.
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