PIA Press Release
Friday, January 27, 2012
Glan restores curfew for minorsGLAN, Sarangani, Jan 27 (PIA)--- Authorities have renewed a crackdown on youth offenders with the re-imposition of the curfew for minors.
This, following an apparent resurgence in street crimes usually attributed to juvenile delinquents, such as thefts, burglaries and break-ins at the public market.
The curfew for minors is contained in Ordinance 92-05, which was put on hold after the general peace and order condition had vastly improved following the assumption to office of the new administration in June 2010.
With the restriction temporarily back in effect, anyone under 18 must now be safely tucked in bed by 10:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, police rounded up six youths aged 6 to 17 in subsequent operations.
The youngsters were later turned over to their parents after the proper documentation.
In Wednesday’s Management Committee meeting, Mayor Victor James B. Yap, Sr. underscored the need for parents to keep track of their children, especially at night.
“Parents of curfew violators can be held liable if their children are caught again for the same offense,” he said. “They can be charged with child abuse, among other violations.” (Glan Info & news service/PIA Gen San)