Parents warned against children’s repeat curfew offenses in Angono, Rizal

Published August 10, 2021, 6:30 AM

by Nel Andrade

Parents of minors will be held responsible by the local government of Angono, Rizal for the multiple curfew violations committed by their children.

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Vice Mayor Gerardo Calderon said parents or guardians of children caught during the 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew will be held liable for their action.

Calderon issued the warning as the town’s Public Safety and Order (PSO), which is the local government’s peacekeeping arm, has noted that teenagers caught during the past three nights since the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) was enforced, were second or even third time offenders.

PSO executive officer Elmer Deloritos confirmed to Manila Bulletin that during the past nights, they have rounded up teenagers with ages between 13 and 17 years old during their operations on curfew.

Deloritos added that most of the minors caught were frequent curfew violators and that their parents were either not aware of their loitering in the streets during curfew hours or just do not care whether they are home or not.

The minors are being temporarily held at the PSO facility to undergo counselling by social welfare staff before they are turned over to their parents.

Curfew violators whose parents did not show up at the PSO office will be escorted to their respective homes the following morning with the PSO escort issuing a warning to their parents.

Aside from rounding up the teenagers, the PSO also caught 21 adults, mostly drunk. during the past three nights of MECQ in the town.

The town government has imposed a total liquor ban, prohibiting the sale, purchase, and consumption of alcoholic drinks in public in the entire municipality.
 
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