Nine youths were arrested by patrolling barangay watchmen after they were seen playing computer games inside a shop in Paranaque City Sunday night.
According to a report, the youths aged 18 to 22 were arrested at about 11 p.m. in a shop located at 6087 Tramo I, Barangay San Dionisio. They were brought to the barangay hall.
The youths were issued a citation ticket for a fine of P200 each for violating curfew, according to ABS-CBN report.
The city’s Business Permit and Licensing Office, Atty. Melanie Soriano-Malaya, when asked about the incident, said that computer shops were not allowed to operate under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
Malaya said they were waiting for the report for them to verify if the computer shop has a permit to operate.
She said that in case the computer shop has a permit, they may immediately revoke it for violation of quarantine status.