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.
A man was arrested for drunkenness and resisting the police in Barangay Sto. Domingo.
Instead of apologizing, he cursed the guards who arrested him and even shot them a video for him to post on social media.
Drinkers violate curfew, claimed beer fights COVID-19
When the man came into his senses, he said he was sorry for what he had done.
Meanwhile, an SUV who was not allowed to pass by the checkpoint in Susana Heights at South Luzon Expressway tried to escape authorities.
The Highway Patrol Group chased him, caught him, and returned him to the checkpoint.
The driver of the SUV said he needs to pick-up the meat products they have ordered.
Authorities eventually brought the driver to the police station and where he was given a ticket.
A coaster full of Chinese nationals working for a POGO company was also barred from entering the city.
It was forced to turn around after attempting to enter Muntinlupa.