Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba called on residents stranded in other places to apply first online before returning to the province.
The Cagayan politiko said stranded residents should not attempt to sneak into the province in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID19).
Mamba said he has received reports of residents who have tried sneaking into Cagayan.
He said he has already ordered authorities to place these residents under mandatory quarantine.
Mamba also warned the provincial government will not hesitate to file cases against violators of the policy.
“Bibigyan natin ng pagkakataon lahat ng stranded na Cagayano na makabalik sa probinsiya, ngunit kailangan lang natin dahan-dahanin upang maging ligtas tayo. Sana maintindihan niyo ito,” he said.