ANGELES CITY -- More than a hundred individuals here were fined by the City Government for loitering and not wearing face masks in public.
Earlier, Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. ordered the stricter implementation of Covid-19 health and safety protocols, specifically Ordinance 546 which penalizes individuals not wearing face masks, not bringing quarantine passes and loitering outside their homes. The fine for first-time violators is P1,000.
“Ito po ang mga hakbang na ginagawa natin upang pagtibayin ang pagpapatupad ng Ordinance Number 546, partikular ang mga regulasyon upang mapanatiling ligtas ang kalusugan ng bawat Angeleño,” Lazatin said.
Lazatin also ordered the launch of a massive information drive to remind Angeleños of the city’s regulations and protocols against Covid-19.
In his continuing efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the city, Lazatin warned his residents of the consequences of violating the government’s health protocols.
“Ang sinumang mahuli na lumabag sa mga regulasyon ng pamahalaan ay ating huhulihin at pagmumultahin. Hindi po natin bibiruin ang matitigas ang ulo. Parurusahan po ang dapat parusahan,” he said.
Angeles City breached the 100th mark with its Covid-19 positive cases on August 6, as nine new cases were reported in just one day.