NABUNTURAN, Davao de Oro, March 27 (PIA) - A total of 25 violators of the curfew and liquor ban were arrested in the province of Davao de Oro for the period of March 19-26, 2020.
According to the report from the Davao de Oro Provincial Police Office (DDOPPO), 18 individuals violated the provincial curfew, while 7 persons got arrested defying the region-wide liquor ban.
Among the curfew violators were ten from New Bataan, six from Nabunturan, and one each from Mabini and Laak.
The Curfew Ordinance of the Province of Davao de Oro states that no one should go outside of their houses without justifiable reasons during curfew hours from 9:00PM to 5:00AM of the following day, unless exempted during State of Calamities or Emergencies as declared by national or local authorities.
Board Member Joseph Jauod explained at the Serbisyo Oro Mismo radio that those exempted are the workers in the health, agriculture, utility, media, and authorized government sectors, including those who transit to and from work provided that they shall present necessary identification and certificate of employment.
Capt. Jericho Capiz, spokesperson of the DDOPPO, said that three of the violators were minor, and turned over to the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office for counselling.
Capiz added that the other 15 curfew violators were detained in the respective stations and were issued with citation tickets with penalties ranging from PhP 100 to PhP 500 or one-day community service.
Meanwhile, the liquor violators are from Maco (2), and Nabunturan (5).
Capiz disclosed that the respective stations are preparing cases against them for resistance and disobedience to a person in authority or the agents of such person.
Under Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code, the violators can be penalized with a fine from PhP 2,000 to PhP 100,000 and/or imprisoned from one day to six months. (PIA11, Michael Uy)