Cops to implement strictly minor's curfew in Bacolod City
Bacolod City (24 November) -- Superintendent Leo Irwin Agpangan, acting police director of Bacolod City said that the police will revive and strictly implement the curfew for minors in the city.
Agpangan said the ten police stations of the Bacolod City Police Office will step up drives to bring into custody individuals under 18 years old if they are caught loitering in public areas beyond 10 p.m. under City Ordinance No.331.
The ordinance prohibits minors from loitering in public areas after 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day.
Exception includes those who are accompanied by their parents or adults who can vouch for their safety, the law says.
Agpangan said the revival of stricter enforcement of the regulation is aimed at preventing crimes in Bacolod City.
He noted that several crimes committed in Bacolod City, including thefts, were perpetrated by teenagers, earlier this month.
The preventive measure is also a response to the provisions of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, which prohibits persons under 18 years old from being detained, Agpangan added. (PIA/cad) [top]