22 arrested for health protocol, ordinance violations in Manila cemetery
MANILA, Philippines — The Manila police arrested twenty two persons for holding a drinking binge and disregarding COVID-19 health protocols in a gathering at the Manila North Cemetery Saturday evening.
Police Lieutenant Colonel John Guiagui on Sunday said the 22 individuals were spotted without face masks and face shields during a drinking binge.
“Sa binyag, the thing is naginuman sila [suspects] sa labas and ang daming tao na nagiinuman sa kalye even without mask and faceshield,” Guiagui told INQUIRER.net in a text message.
(They were drinking outside, there was a lot of people drinking on the street without masks and face shields.)
Guiagui said the 22 individuals were held for violating Manila City Ordinance No. 5555, which bans consumption of liquor in public places.
In April, the City of Manila approved Ordinance No. 8627 which requires wearing of face masks in public places to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Violators will face a fine of up to P5,000.
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