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Man paddles for four days just to get home from Cebu to Calatrava, Negros Occidental

While the government continues to take measures to impose travel controls and shut down some borders in the country to control the spread of coronavirus, people has also lost their patience to see their family. 

Recently, this 59-year-old man was intercepted by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) paddling for four days from Argao, Cebu to Calatrava in Negros Occidental. According to reports, despite the travel ban due to the COVID-19, the man was able  to reach Barangay Lemery in Calatrava Friday night.

        Photo credit: Photo courtesy of PCG-Negros Occidental

PCG-Negros Occidental Chief Commander Jansen Benjaminsaid an unmarked, non-motorized boat was seen to have docked at the shoreline at past 10 p.m.

The man was immediately brought to the Calatrava evacuation center where he will undergo 14-day quarantine.

It wasn't the first time that people have used to travel by boat in a desperate moved to see their family.

On June 17, four persons also went home to Calatrava on board a boat from Balamban, Cebu. They were also intercepted by the authorities in the beach resort at Barangay San Isidro.

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