Friday, June 17, 2016

Naga City mayor to cops: Strictly enforce curfew, city ordinances

Naga City Mayor John Bongat
Bicol Standard file photo
NAGA CITY, June 17, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Change is coming in Naga City, as an all-out campaign against violation of local ordinances will be launched next week by the city government.

In a meeting this week with top officials from the Naga City Police Office (NCPO), Mayor John Bongat said he will issue an Executive Order to underscore the no-holds-barred implementation of some ordinances which have not been strictly enforced.

The Peace and Order Council's Task Force COMET will be revitalized to effect the enforcement.

COMET stands for City Ordinance Monitoring and Enforcement Team.

In an interview with NCPO Spokesperson SPO2 Toby Bongon with BICOL STANDARD, he said Task Force COMET has three major components: Task Force Aninipot (firefly), Task Force Alulunti (earthworm), and Task Force Kiti-Kiti (mosquito wrigglers).

Task Force Aninipot will focus on enforcing the ordinance on entertainment night spots; Task Force Alulunti on anti-smoking, illegal gambling, littering, and noise pollution; and Task Force Kiti-Kiti on the anti-vagrancy, anti-truancy, and curfew for minors.


It would be recalled that in 2004, then City Councilor Bongat authored Ordinance No. 2004-072, otherwise known as the "Naga City Curfew Ordinance for Minors." The same law, however, is but a reiteration of Ordinance No. 192, Series of 1958.
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