Six Boracay Tourists from Metro Manila Held for Fake Swab Test Result

For allegedly presenting fake COVID-19 swab test results, six tourists from Metro Manila ended up in a quarantine facility in Boracay.

The tourists – four females and two males – who are residents of Quezon, Parañaque and Makati cities, arrived in Boracay last weekend.

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Pablito, Malay police chief, said authorities noted a discrepancy in the serial number when they checked the RT-PCR test results presented by the six.

He said he coordinated with Mandaluyong City police to check with Safeguard DNA Diagnostic Center where the six supposedly underwent swab testing.

Pablito said they received a certification from the center attesting that only one of the RT-PCR test results was authentic. The other test results were photocopies and altered.

The Malay police arrested the tourists for falsification of documents and violation of the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.

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