PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Guillermo Eleazar on Monday, May 10, 2021, ordered the Caloocan City Police Office to conduct an investigation and identify those liable for the quarantine violations at the Gubat sa Ciudad resort.
"Talagang kakasuhan ng PNP itong may-ari noon and pinag-aaralan na file-an ng kaso pati 'yung barangay chairman in the area... They have to justify bakit nahayaan na mangyari 'yan,” said Eleazar.
"This should serve as a lesson and warning again to all others not just the establishments, owners and management, but the barangay chairmen," he added.
He said they were also looking at the possible filing of charges against the guests who went swimming in the resort.
Photos and videos posted by the Philippine Star showed a large number of people celebrating Mothers’ Day at the resort on Sunday, May 9.
The crowd included children, who are not allowed to step out of their homes in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
The National Capital Region (NCR) is under MECQ until May 14, 2021. Resorts are among the businesses prohibited from operating in areas under MECQ.
Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan immediately ordered the closure and later the revocation of the business permit of the resort.
He also ordered the conduct of RT-PCR test on all those who were in the resort as well as contact tracing and close monitoring. (SunStar Philippines)