GAPAN CITY —- Sixteen members of a brass band, who were performing at a funeral, were arrested by the police on Thursday for violating quarantine rules.
The band’s vehicle was accompanying a funeral train from Barangay San Nicolas that was rolling towards the public cemetery in Barangay Mangino. The band was flagged down at 1:30 p.m. for failing to secure a permit, and for violating regulations on physical distancing.
The police detained band leader Ariel Matias, 36, and his band members July Rivera, 27; Eduardo Matias, 55; Christine Santiago, 24; Ismael Betchayda, 36; Robertson Sunga, 21; John Aries Bagaybagayan, 31; Richard Quijano, 34; Angelio Sison, 23; and Victor de Guzman, …
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