Duterte wants to implement curfew if he wins presidency
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he would implement a nationwide curfew if elected president in the 2016 national elections.
During an interview with radio DZMM on Wednesday, Duterte was asked if he would replicate in the country the curfew currently being implemented in Davao City.
The mayor answered by recalling an incident when he attended a party of a friend in a resort casino in Paranaque City where people were clamoring for him.
“Sigaw (ng) sigaw, ‘Presidente!’ Sabi ko, ‘pag ako naging presidente, ala una (ng madaling araw) sarado na,” he said.
Asked if he would indeed implement this in the country, he said, “Ginawa ko sa Davao; bakit hindi ko gawin dito?”
In Davao City, an ordinance prohibiting the selling and serving of alcoholic beverages starting at 1 am is being implemented.
Duterte said he was also concerned with the welfare of the children.
“You know, there’s always a time for everything. Ang inaalala ko ay ‘yung mga bata,” he added.
Davao City has been implementing a curfew law, ordering that those 18 years old and below are not allowed to loiter in the city between 10 pm and 5 am unless they are accompanied by their parents or guardians of legal age.
Duterte has ordered the arrest of parents whose children are seen roaming the streets of the city during the curfew period.
He recalled that when he was staying in a dormitory as a student, there was no curfew implemented.
“Sa dormitory namin noon, walang limit e. Maski anong oras ka dumating,” he said.
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