Parañaque city now imposed a “24-hour” curfew, according to its mayor Monday as Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine enters week two.
Mayor Edwin Olivarez said the city’s local officials said they had distributed home quarantine pass to each family, which allows only one member to go outside and buy essential supplies. Olivarez is also the chairman of the Metro Manila Mayors’ Council.
“Inimplement na po namin ang 24-hour curfew para po sa ating enhanced community quarantine,” he told radio DZMM.
(We are implementing the 24-hour curfew for our enhance community quarantine implementation.)
Other mayors of the capital region are also considering imposing a round-the-clock curfew, Olivarez said. They are set to meet Monday morning, he added.
The mayors earlier approved an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew during Luzon’s lockdown.
As of March 22, Sunday, the Philippines has 380 confirmed cases with 25 fatalities and 15 recoveries.
Drinkers violate curfew, claimed beer fights COVID-19
Instead of adhering to the curfew, some drinkers who have been apprehended by authorities in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, have argued that beer helps them fight COVID-19.
Another was arrested and intoxicated, who even cursed the police.
According to John Consulta on GMA News “24 Oras,” it was said that the authorities arrested the drinkers around dawn on Thursday.
“Alam n’yo naman na may curfew di ba? Nag-iingat ang lahat tapos kayo nag-iinom?” said the police.
(You know there is a curfew, right? Everyone is careful, but you are just drinking?)
“Panglaban’ yan sir,” the apprehended drinkers said.
(We use it to fight the virus, sir.)
The authorities warned them that if they do not obey the rules, they will arrest them under Article 151, which is resistance and disobedience to persons in authority.