More than 1,000 curfew violators nabbed in Central Luzon

March 26, 2020


MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga – More than 1,000 individuals, mostly minors, were arrested by the police in various parts of Central Luzon as part of the strict implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine which began last March 17.

Brig. Gen. Rhodel O. Sermonia, Police Regional Office 3 director, said the violators were apprehended for violating the 8pm to 5am curfew hours, which was imposed by the national government all over Luzon to force the public to stay in their homes until April 12 to prevent the wide spread of COVID-19.

Sermonia himself personally inspects all enhanced community quarantine control points to ensure that strict implementation is being carried out.

The violators were taken to the police stations where they were assessed fines as penalty for violating the curfew hours and were advised to go home.

The police regional chief continues to appeal for public cooperation and encourage them to stay at home if they have no business going outside.

“We are doing all we can to protect everyone but we also need your cooperation to protect each other to fight the virus,” he said.

The Regional Joint Task Force- Central Luzon CV Shield is working together and guarantees that all its member agencies are doing all their efforts to fight Covid-19 in the region.