123 persons arrested for violating health protocols

A TOTAL of 123 persons in Bacolod City were arrested by the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) for violating health protocols in the campaign against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) from June 30 to July 1.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of BCPO, said the violators were arrested by personnel of Police Stations 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 10 for not wearing a face mask and not observing physical distancing.

He said on June 30, a total of 52 violators were arrested and another 71 violators arrested on July 1.

The violators will be charged for violation of Article 151 of Revised Penal Code for disobedience to persons on authority, in relation to Executive Order 35.

BCPO Director Colonel Henry Binas earlier ordered all the station commanders to arrest and file charges against the violators of health protocols in the city.

The station commanders were directed to arrest those who are not observing the physical distancing and not wearing face masks in public places.


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