Fines, community service await MECQ violators in Cardona, Rizal

Published April 19, 2021, 11:25 PM

by Nel Andrade

Health protocols will be strictly implemented in Cardona, Rizal as the municipality undergoes modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting this week.

Residents who will be found violating health protocols will face a fine of P500 and a day of community service for the first offense; P1,000 and two days of community service for the second offense; and P1,500 and three days of community service for the third offense.

Mayor Teodulo Campo also reminded the residents of other protocols such as the curfew from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.; regulated selling of liquor from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and store hours of 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. for sari-sari stores.

Non-Authorized Person Outside of Residence (APOR) including those below 18 and 66 years old above will also not be allowed to loiter in the streets.

Local policemen and law enforcers such as the Traffic Task Force, Task Force Disiplina, and the Sangguniang Barangay have been tasked by the local government to arrest violators and impose the corresponding penalties on them.

The city has 79 active COVID-19 cases as of April 19.