CCPO wants old 10PM curfew back

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram January 25,2021 - 03:37 PM
LOOK: Animals like dogs and cats take over the empty F. Llamas Street in Barangay Punta Princesa in Cebu City a few hours after the citywide curfew starts for the day this April 7, 2020. The animals loiter in the streets and forage for food among the plastic bags of garbage placed on the sidewalks.| Gerard Francisco #CDNDigital

Animals like dogs and cats take over the empty F. Llamas Street in Barangay Punta Princesa in Cebu City in this April 7, 2020 photo.

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) wants the old schedule of curfew back.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of CCPO, said they will be making a recommendation before Mayor Edgardo Labella to reinstate curfew time at 10 p.m.

Parilla told reporters in a press conference on Monday, January 25, 2021, that their suggestion is in line with their efforts to strictly reinforce existing health protocols amid the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) here.

“We request the mayor to move the curfew time to 10 p.m. We have observed that there’s still a lot of people outside because the curfew only starts at 11 p.m.,” explained Parilla.

Presently, the curfew in Cebu City starts at 11 p.m. and will end by 5 a.m. the next day.

The city, however, had longer curfew hours during its enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) phases in 2020, which began as early as 8 p.m. When it was downgraded to general community quarantine (GCQ) last August, local officials eased quarantine restrictions, including a shorter curfew time that started at 10 p.m.

Based on earlier reports by CCPO, curfew is one of the most violated quarantine restrictions, together with the requirement to present quarantine passes (Qpass) and physical distancing.

Cebu City has been placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), the most-relaxed form of community quarantine, since September 2020.

/bmjo

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