Negative: Rep. Eric Yap victim of clerical error

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ACT-CIS Rep. Eric Yap (far left) with Rep. Luis Villafuerte, Senator Bong Go, and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. | Photo taken from Eric Yap’s Facebook page

ACT-CIS Party-list Rep. Eric Yap is an apparent victim of a clerical error after earlier reports claimed he tested positive for the coronavirus.

The RITM has since apologized and clarified the congressman remains negative for COVID-19, a report from PTV by Daniel Manalastas said.

The RITM explained the result is not even a false positive; it was pure and simple “encoding error”.

Yap, the PTV report added, has accepted RITM’s apology in a statement, and believes the matter is a clerical error and must not be taken against the RITM.

“This is not a cause for celebration for me, dahil ilang milyong kababayan pa din natin ang kasalukuyang apektado ng krisis na ito (since millions of our countrymen are currently affected by this crisis). I will not harbor hard feelings towards anybody, and I urge everybody to stay home and keep safe from this virus,” Yap said.

Yap added he will still complete his 14-day quarantine.

Concerns were raised earlier since Yap was present during the special session for the Bayanihan Act as chairman of the committee on appropriations, potentially exposing his colleagues to the virus.

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