The Iloilo City government is planning to extend curfew hours for minors from 10 pm to 4 am to 8 pm to 4 am amid the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) implemented in the metro.
Mayor Jerry Treñas announced over the weekend that he has already ordered for the drafting of the executive order (EO) to extend curfew hours for minors in Iloilo City.
According to the mayor, the new policy will help in minimizing incidents involving minors.
“I have instructed the City Legal to draft an Executive Order to impose the curfew on minors to 8 p.m. unless accompanied by their parents. We will draft a proposed ordinance to this effect. This is to minimize incidents involving minors,” he said.
Last week, over a hundred teens were involved in a gang fight at Plaza Libertad in City Proper district. The incident happened a few hours after the opening of lights in the said plaza.
The mayor added that he has instructed the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to increase police visibility and closely coordinate with barangay officials to improve the security at public plazas.
Meanwhile, the Iloilo City government has reiterated that serving of alcoholic beverages remain prohibited in the metro under GCQ.
On Saturday, a joint routine operation was conducted by the Compliance Monitoring Team and Mandurriao Police Station at restobars, videoke bars and similar establishments in Mandurriao district.
“We are strictly enforcing the regulations in the city to safeguard our residents from COVID-19 infection that can risk their health and lives. We are asking for the cooperation and understanding of everyone because we are facing an unseen enemy. If we all work together, we can end this war against the deadly virus,” Treñas said.
Under EO No. 187, beerhouses, karaoke bars, bars, or other similar establishments whose primary business is serving of alcoholic drinks are not allowed to operate.
Meanwhile, consumption of liquor and alcholic drinks in public remain prohibited. Selling of alcholic drinks which should be for take-out purposes is until 6 p.m. only based on EO No. 177.
The entire Iloilo City remains under GCQ until the end of November. (ERS)