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PAL warns travelers vs. use of fake Covid-19 test results

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) on Monday warned passengers against using fake coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) test results at the airports.
In an advisory posted on its Facebook page, PAL said at least 15 individuals were recently prevented from boarding their flights since they presented fraudulent Covid-19 test results at the airport check-in counters.
They were caught in Manila and were bound for Cotabato, Dipolog and Zamboanga. They were turned over to the Philippine National Police (PNP).
According to PAL, most of these passengers were referred for inquest at the city prosecutor's office, while others have been isolated at quarantine facilities pending their real swab test results.
"We continue to work with government authorities against these fraudulent acts. We warn violators that falsification of public documents is punishable by law. We thank the PNP for their assistance on this matter," PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna told the Philippine News Agency.
PAL has advised passengers to secure Covid-19 test results only from legitimate medical providers.
The carrier added that passengers may be charged with falsification of public documents and violation of RA 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.
If found guilty, they may each face penalties of up to P50,000, or imprisonment for one to six months, PAL said. (PNA)

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