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Stricter safety protocols up in Iloilo City

Photo by Iloilo City Government

STRENGTHENED enforcement of safety protocols have been put in place to secure the Ilonggos amid the pandemic.

Mayor Jerry Treñas presided Tuesday, September 29, the Iloilo City Peace and Order Council (ICPOC) 3rd Quarter Meeting via Zoom to discuss security concerns amid the coronavirus crisis.

The Iloilo City Police Office (Icpo) presented the implementation of health standard protocols from July to September.

Icpo conducted 808 operations on curfew; 428 persons were counseled and warned; one violator was fined; six persons were arrested for inquest for violating curfew; and two persons were arrested for inquest for disobedience.

It noted that 210 persons were warned and 152 were fined for not wearing face masks.

It added that 279 persons were warned for not wearing face shield.

Icpo recorded 374 persons warned for violation of physical distancing and 19 were fined.

It also posted 11 persons warned for violation on quarantine protocols.

Higher fines are provided under Regulation Ordinance (RO) 2020-085, which amends the penalties of RO 2020-061.

For the first offense, violators will be fined P1,000 or eight hours of community service per day for three successive days or both, upon discretion of court; Second offense -- P2,000 fine or eight hours of community service per day for three successive days or both, upon discretion of court; and

third offense -- P5,000 fine or eight hours of community service per day for five successive days or both, upon discretion of court.

RO 2020-066 or "Implementing Physical Distancing" provides P5,000 fine for first offense for establishments and P500 for offenders.

Icpo recommended the activation of the monitoring team, which is composed of personnel from Licensing, Compliance Team and PNP to conduct random and surprise inspection to establishments.

This is to ensure they are implementing the ordinances, otherwise they will be issued citation tickets, it said. (PR)


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