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Lapu-Lapu to strictly enforce curfew

Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  Amid the commission of crimes involving minors either as a victim or suspect, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan has ordered the police force to strictly enforce the curfew, especially in interior barangays and other public places.

“Di tiaw ang mga panghitabo karon sa syudad nga naglambigit sa mga menor de edad,” said the mayor in his Facebook post.

Chan cited the case of Veronica, a person with disability, who was robbed by some minors and a minor who was reportedly mauled.

“Ato nang gipaabot ang atong marching order ngadto sa mga kapulisan nga mas pahugtan ug mas palapdan pa ang pagpatuman sa curfew sa mga minor de edad lakip na sa mga interior roads sa lain-laing barangay,” he added.

Chan added that he also reminded the barangays to mobilize their respective barangay tanods to do roving, especially during nighttime.

“Basta seguridad na ang topic, zero tolerance gyud ta ana,” the mayor said.

Chan said that minors roaming the streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. has to be arrested and rescued to keep them away from harm and to also prevent them doing bad deeds.

However, those minors accompanied by adults or their parents or in case of an emergency are exempted from the said curfew hours.

“Aduna naman kitay existing nga ordinance niining curfew maong anaa gayuy police visibility sa publikong mga lugar matag gabie pero karon mas doble ang atong pagbantay kay di ta gusto nga aduna na poy laing insidente nga mahitabo,” the mayor added.

Aside from interior barangay roads, the mayor further directed the police force and barangay tanods to include public places such as plaza, under the bridge, on the bridge, Muelle Osmeña, at the Mactan Export Processing Zone, MEPZ, Tamiya, among others, in their surveillance. — JMD (FREEMAN)


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