CAGAYAN de Oro City–Provincial Governor Jose Ma. Zubiri of Bukidnon on Thursday denied that he has violated the guidelines set by the national Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) on the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Zubiri was one of the two Philippine provincial governor's who was ordered by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to "show cause" on why he could not be held administratively for alleged violation of the ECQ guidelines issued by the national government.
Zubiri denied that he has violated any of the provisions of the national ECQ guidelines issued by the national government, but is willing to face the consequence for implemenleting rules that ensure the safety and well-being of the people of Bujidnon.
Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano, said that the local executives have violated the guideline on mass gathering, social distancing and prohibiting of the operation of industries vital to the food security of the country.
Ano said that the local executives would face administrative and criminal charges if found violating the quarantine directives of the IATF for the management of emerging infectious diseases.
Zubiri received the DILG show cause order on Wednesday.