24-hour Oplan Bulabog in Cebu City’s most COVID-hit barangays – CCPO exec
MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Expect more policemen and Probe team members to patrol Cebu City barangays with high cases of COVID-19 as they will conduct a 24-hour Oplan Bulabog in these areas to ensure that quarantine protocols are being followed.
This after Police Lieutenant Wilbert Parilla, Cebu City Police Office deputy director for operations, announced that Cebu City policemen would conduct a 24-hour Oplan Bulabog focusing on these barangays.
Parilla said that personnel from the Cebu City Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, Enhancement (Probe) and accompanied by some policemen would patrol these city barangays from morning to midnight while most policemen from the different police stations in the city would start their patrols particularly in the interior parts of the city from 8 p.m. until morning.
With this, he reminds the public to always wear their face masks when going outside their homes.
He said that those, who would not wear face masks, would be apprehended.
“Bisan pa og essential ang ilang paliton, dili na mahimong rason nga dili ka magsul-ob og face mask. Otherwise, ma-apprehend gyud ka og makit-an ka,” he added.
(Even if they are buying essential things, it is still not a reason not to wear a face mask. Otherwise, if they will be seen [by the policemen, Probe] then they will be apprehended.)
As of August 11, 2021, Oplan Bulabog has apprehended a total of 228 adults and rescued 44 minors.
He said majority of them were caught violating the curfew hour, which starts at 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and non-wearing of face masks.
Of the 228 adults, the barangay with highest number of apprehensions was Ermita with 46, followed by Barangay Capitol Site with 33.
Parilla, however, clarified that they were not yet imposing the P1,000 fine for violators of quarantine protocols because they were still waiting for the new executive order of acting Mayor Michael Rama, which may be issued on Saturday, August 14.
With this, quarantine violators will still be fined P500 or do community service.
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