Pagadian City police set to implement curfew for minors

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PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, June 14 (PNA) -– The local police is set to implement curfew against minors as well as the prohibition of the sale of intoxicating beverages to children in this city.

Supt. Michael Palermo, local police chief, told the Philippines News Agency that the imposition of curfew is pursuant to a directive from higher headquarters given to the chiefs of police during the recent command conference.

The order, according to Palermo, is to determine whether there is an existing curfew ordinance for children in their respective locality and if there is, it must be properly implemented.

Palermo said this city has an existing edict known as City Ordinance No. 43, which was approved on October 1, 1984, imposing curfew for minors.

He said the ordinance prohibits children aged 18 and below to stay outside their residence from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. the next day.

The implementation of the ordinance is also in line with the proposal of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to impose a nationwide curfew for minors.

Palermo added that they will also implement Ordinance No. 40, which was approved last October 3, 1983 that prohibits the sale of intoxicating drinks and/or intoxicating beverages to minors in the public places in this city.

He said that violators of the two ordinances will be brought to the police headquarters for appropriate actions to include filing of charges as well as payment of corresponding fines.