CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Eight villages in this capital city have started implementing curfew hours in their respective jurisdiction.
The curfew is from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. when volume of crimes is usually, said Community Police Assistance Center 2 Head Senior Inspector Jean Saldia.
Saldia said that the eight barangays -- Dolores, Quebiawan, San Agustin, Lourdes, Del Carmen, Magliman, Juliana and Sta. Teresita, participated in the implementation of curfew hours to reduce the crime rates.
She noted that Dolores have the highest crime rate based on the statistics of the city police.
"Sa ganitong oras usually nagtatranspire 'yung mga theft cases or sometimes riot o anumang kaso na madalas ang involved ay kabataan at ito ang gusto natin sugpuin (Theft cases and sometimes riot or any crime involving the youth transpire at this hour)," Saldia explained.
She said that during the curfew hours, police force and barangay patrol will alternately patrol the area.
The minors caught and their parents will be summoned in their respective barangay halls on the first offense while a community service will be imposed on the second offense, Saldia said.
She added that the Philippine National Police and Department of Social Welfare and Development will intervene on the third and succeeding arrest.
"Ito ay unified effort ng pulis, barangay at local government. Sa ganitong pamamaraan, inaasahan namin na bababa ang mga krimen na nagi-involve sa mga kabataan (This is a unified effort of the police, barangay and local government. Through this, we are expecting that crime rate involving the youth will decrease)," she said.