36 lockdown violators arrested in Caloocan

May 22, 2020

A DAY before the lifting of total lockdown along Dagat-Dagatan Avenue, Barangay 12 in Caloocan city, authorities reported that a total of 36 individuals were apprehended for violating measures set by the city government.

Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan said police already filed necessary charges against arrested persons who continued to defy the city government’s order prohibiting all residents of Barangay 12 to go in and out of the area during the implementation of the total lockdown.

Mayor Oca placed the area on a total lockdown for one week since last Sunday, April 17,  after barangay officials reported a magnitude increase of COVID-19 cases in their barangay.

The city government of Caloocan received official report from the local City Health Office that Barangay 12 is one of barangays in the city with the highest recorded number of COVID-19 cases reaching 27.

During one-week of total lockdown, only frontline workers and those who need medical assistance were allowed to go out while residents were ordered to stay at home.

Despite the strict implementation of total lockdown, Mayor Oca said there are others who refused to obey the directive prompting authorities to place them under arrest.

“Sapat ang ating ibinibigay na ayuda sa bawat residente sa panahon ng total lockdown kaya’t walang dahilan para lumabag sila sa ipinaiiral na panuntunan,” Mayor Oca said.