No curfew reprieve for minors this Dinagyang – exec

first_imgMinors (those below 18 years old) areprohibited from loitering beyond 10 p.m. in restaurants, nightclubs, motels,dancehalls, amusement places such as internet cafes, video arcades, karaokebars, billiard halls, beach resorts and other similar establishments. “So far, so good,” said Canong. According to Canong, although most ofthe rehearsals of school-based Dinagyang Festival ati tribes were conducted late at night downtown, the students wereaccompanied by their principals, teachers, trainers, and even parents andguardians. The task force is augmented by theIloilo City Police Office and other force multipliers such as social workers inimplementing the curfew ordinance. “Napanawagannaton sa aton mga ginikanan, palihog remind sa aton mga kabataan. Ginahatagan natonligwa nga makaliwa-liwa man sila ilabi na gid kon upod kamo pero palihog langpabalo sa ila nga ang curfew hours for minors aton gihapon ipatuman sa sining Dinagyang,” Canong stressed./PN Its enforcement will continue despitethe many Dinagyang Festival activities that stretch late into the night, saidNestor Canong, head of the city government’s Task Force on Morals and ValuesFormation.center_img But Canong’s task force is not leavinganything to chance. He said his people are keeping an eye on secluded placeslike “kanto-kanto” for the possiblepresence of gangs and groups to deter trouble. ILOILO City – Regulation Ordinance No.2016- 230, which amended Regulation Ordinance No. 2011-676 (Curfew on Minors),set the curfew hours from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. The ordinance holds parents orguardians of the erring minors liable. They may be imprisoned from 30 days tosix months. The curfew was instituted a few yearsback to address the surge in late night ruckuses that usually involved minors.last_img

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