Minglanilla Police: Curfew implementation to deter crimes committed by minors
CEBU CITY, Philippines —Make sure to stay at home between 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Police Captain June Tabigo-on, chief of the Minglanilla Police Station, said that minors who will be caught loitering on municipal roads and those who are found inside beer joints will be apprehended for the violation of the town’s curfew ordinance.
“Malaking bagay na makakatulong to para ma preempt natin ang mga minors in committing criminalities,” Tabigo-on told CDN Digital.
(The implementation of the curfew ordinance is seen as a big help in preventing minors from committing crimes.)
Municipal Ordinance No. 46-04 passed in 1992 prohibits minors from leaving their homes between 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
First time offenders will get a reprimand from the police after which they will be returned to their parents or guardians with a commitment that they would already refrain from loitering late at night.
The parents or guardians of the minors will be asked to pay a fine of P500 or render community service for eight hours, where they will be assigned to clean municipal roads, the next time that their children are rounded up by the police.
Owners of beer joints will also face appropriate charges for selling liquor to minors, Tabigo-on said.
Minglanilla police rounded up 11 minors from inside beer joints and those who were loitering on municipal roads, Friday night. But no one was arrested on Saturday night.
Tabigo-on said he decide to strictly implement the town’s curfew ordinance as a deterrence especially to theft and robbery cases that may involve minors and those that are committed at nighttime.
“Alam nyo naman sa criminalities pag may opportunity, gagawa at gagawa yan kahit pabiro lang,” said Tabigo-on.
(Minors, if given the opportunity, will commit crimes even if they only do it for fun.) | dcb
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