A TOTAL of 41 persons in Bacolod City were arrested by Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) for violating curfew hours from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday, April 5.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), said Monday, April 6, the violators were arrested by personnel of Police Stations 1, 2, 3, 7, 9 and 10.
The violators were given a warning and were released.
Last week, more than 1,000 curfew violators were also arrested in Bacolod City and some of them were charged for violation of Article 151 of Revised Penal Code for disobedience to person in authority.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia earlier issued Executive Order (EO) No. 22 providing for the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of EO No. 21, Series of 2020.
The mayor earlier said the curfew hours will be from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. of the following day. These restricted hours shall require any person to already have returned to his/her home and stay there until the lapse of the restriction.
Meanwhile, a 43-year-old man was arrested in check-up point in Araneta Street, Purok Santanville, Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City for illegal drugs Monday morning.
Police identified the suspect as Jeffrey Rodrigo, of Purok Mambulok, Barangay 10.
Pico said the personnel of Police Station 9 were conducting checkup point at about 6:30 a.m. when Rodrigo passed by in the area.
Police recovered from Rodrigo’s possession a sachet of shabu with estimated market value of P55,000.
The suspect is detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 9 and facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.