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BAGUIO CITY April 21 – The heightened Enhanced Community Quarantine operations by the Baguio City Police Office netted 42 curfew violators today.
In a report to Mayor Benjamin Magalong, BCPO Director P Col. Allen Rae Co said the 42 Unauthorized Persons Outside Residence (UPOR) were apprehended at Quirino Highway, Victoria Village, Upper Magsaysay, Block 4, Hilltop Market, Kisad Road, MOT Checkpoint, Kayang Street, Lower Gen Luna Road, Public Market, Zandueta Street, Post Office Loop, Legarda Road, Mabini Street, Abanao Street, Wright Park, Lualhati Barangay and Engineer’s Hill Barangay.
They were brought to the Baguio Athletic Bowl and the different police stations for processing of their transgressions.
Some of those apprehended were minors and some were senior citizens and one was a Korean. Two violators found to be under the influence of alcohol are still detained at Police Station 7, Co said.
Co said violators who did not immediately comply and showed signs of resistance were handcuffed. They were made to stay at the holding areas for six hours of lectures and “contemplation” and were also booked with mugshots taken.
Charges will be filed against them for violation of Republic Act 11469 (Bayanihan to Heal as One Act) and Presidential Proclamation (PP) 922 : State of Public Health Emergency after the lifting of the ECQ.
By Dexter A. See