Thursday, June 16, 2016

Legazpi City imposes curfew for minors

Mayor Noel Rosal
LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard)Mayor Noel Rosal has ordered the imposition of a curfew for minors from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day under a new city ordinance.

Rosal said law enforcement units would patrol common hangout areas such as Internet cafes, markets, parks, hotels, and restaurants during said hours.

Apprehended minors would be turned over to their parents or guardians, the ordinance stated.

For first-time offenders, their parents or guardians would be given a reprimand letter. The second violation would direct the parents or guardian to attend one-day therapy session at the Office of the City Social Works and Development. The third offense, meanwhile, would require the parents or guardian to pay a fine of P500 or render one day of community service.

To avoid getting apprehended, minors must be accompanied by parents during curfew hours. Special consideration, however, will be allowed for emergencies or school activities, the same ordinance indicates.

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