Pasay City police nab 152 health protocol violators

Published March 29, 2021, 11:49 AM

by Jean Fernando

A total of 152 violators of health protocols were apprehended by the Pasay City police on the eve of the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR) and in the provinces of Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal, and Cavite.

Pasay City police chief, Col. Cesar Paday-os, reported to Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano that a total of 152 health protocol violators were apprehended in the city from 10 p.m. on Sunday to 5 a.m. on Monday. 

Rubiano said that of the total number, 21 were apprehended for not observing physical distancing, 10 for not wearing face shields, 55 for violating the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, and 66 were given a warning for not wearing face masks.

She said that most of those apprehended were loitering or in the market.

The mayor also said that curfew hours under ECQ from March 29 to April 4 will be from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The local police were ordered to be more strict in the implementation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 106-A.

Rubiao said the city government is also doing its best to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the city through active contact tracing, the conduct of mass RT-PCR tests, isolation and treatment.

She said residents who will be apprehended by the police in violation of curfew hours will be issued ordinance violation receipts (OVRs).

Pada-yos said those arrested for the first offense of health protocols will be recorded in the blotters of the barangay where they were nabbed. For the second offense, they will be fined P3,000. For the third offense, violators will be fined P5,000.

He said violators who were issued OVRs must pay the fine within 24 hours to avoid prosecution.