98 parents of minors who broke lockdown rules in Manila arrested
MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Police District (MPD) has arrested 98 parents who allegedly allowed their children to loiter along the city’s streets, in violation of lockdown protocols, the city government said Friday.
The Manila Public Information Office (PIO) said the parents were accosted for neglecting their children, a violation under the Anti-Child Endangerment Act.
Meanwhile, Manila law enforcers arrested 2,079 residents from July 9 to July 17 for violation of city ordinance on mandatory wearing of face masks.
Under the ordinance, violators will face a fine of P1,000 for the first offense, P2,000 for the second offense, and P5,000 or one-month imprisonment or both for third and succeeding offenses.
The MPD accosted 15,331 citizens for going outside during curfew hours which is 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., the PIO said.
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