Manila tops curfew violators, says Covid task force

MANILA has recorded the most number of curfew violators in the pilot implementation of the unified curfew across Metro Manila.

“In terms of the [number] of arrests per city/municipality, Manila posted the highest data at 1139,” according to Police Lt. Gen. Hawthorne Binag, the Joint Task Force COVID Shield commander, in a report relayed by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

Police Brig. Gen. Leo Francisco, Manila Police District chief, told reporters that among the 1,139 apprehended, more than 200 were minors.

The curfew violators were told to do jumping jacks and push-ups as punishment before being issued a ticket.

Their names were listed lest they be apprehended for the second and third time, which would entail stiffer penalties.

Aside from Manila, Pasay also listed a high number of curfew violators.

Col. Cesar Paday-os, Pasay City police chief, reported that some 448 offenders were caught in Pasay. First time offenders were tallied and blottered in village outposts. Subsequent offenses would also entail fines.

The Southern Police District said some 358 curfew violators were caught in Las Piñas City; Parañaque City, 226; Muntinlupa City, 203; Makati City, 147; Taguig City, 109; and Pateros, 13.