Cagayan de Oro City has started enforcing the city-wide curfew for minors aged 15 and below last June 1. This is based on a city ordinance way back in 1994.
The implementation came amid incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement of a nationwide curfew. Read below the city ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 4373-94
AN ORDINANCE CODIFYING ALL ORDINANCES OF CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY FROM 1945 UP TO NOVEMBER 14, 1994
OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC MORALS, UNSIGHTLY VIEW AND DECENCY
CHAPTER 108: CURFEW FOR MINORS
SECTION 485. Prohibitions – No person below fifteen (15) years old shall roam, nightclubs, cocktail lounges, massage clinics, beer houses, discotheque joints or saloons, cabarets or liquor stores or stands, gambling places, plazas, parks, recreation halls, billiard halls, parlors, bowling alleys, theater lobbies, sidewalks, hotels, and all other similar establishments, after ten o’clock (10:00) post meridian, and before five o’clock (5:00) ante meridian, except however, on the eve of the town fiesta,Charter Day and other local holidays for the City of Cagayan de Oro, Christmas, New Year, All Souls Day, All Saints Day, Good Friday, Holy Thursday up to the Resurrection day immediately following, or those who have just attended in and are going home from school classes, civic or religious gatherings or social occasions.
SECTION 486. Penalty clause.-Any violation of the preceding section under this Chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not less than P500.00 nor more than P1,500.00 or imprisonment of not less than one(1) month and ten (10) days nor more than four (4) months, or both such fine and imprisonment at the discrection of the court.
However, City Social Welfare Officer Teddy Sabuga-a said the ordinance need to be updated. Read the Standard Operating procedures below.
Read more Bobby Lagsa’s article HERE.
images from Teddy Sabuga-a