While local government units have procedures to follow for arriving Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI), there was no specific procedure to look into the other LSI or “locally stranded irings.” But Misamis Occidental Governor Philip Tan personally took matters in taking care of the pet cats which were brought along by an LSI but held at a border control point due to lack of travel documents and veterinary clearance.

While the cats’ owner who traveled from Iligan City to Clarin was allowed to pass through the border quarantine control point at Liloan in Bonifacio town, the little feline friends were held due to lack of documents such as veterinary clearance. So the owner personally messaged the Governor’s Facebook official page to look into the furry pets. Without hesitation, Gov. Tan ordered his staff to look into the matter and found the cats well taken cared of. However, they only found one which they took a photo and sent to the owner who then said there should be 3 of them so they searched again and finally found the rest. Be amused on their conversation below.

Lately, they bought an “isolation facility for the cats.”

The cats will remain in their “isolation facility” during the quarantine period before the owner can get them after the quarantine period.

all images by Gov. Philip Tan

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