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3 girls violate curfew

The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) has taken custody of three girls minors caught violating the curfew guidelines under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

The Davao City Police Office arrested the three girls, aged between 15 and 16, a week ago

And were turned over to the CSWDO.

Ma. Luisa Bermudo. CSWDO head, the agency could not turn over the girls to their parents as their cases were still being investigated.

Guidelines under ECQ states that a minor caught violating curfew may face a six-year rehabilitation or may post bail of P3,000 each to the court.

Bermudo said the girls can avail of parole so they will no longer face charges. This process orders those who get arrested and their parents to report to the courts regularly.

She explained that those who committed violations under ECQ who are indigents can avail of reduced bail under Supreme Court Administrative Circular No. 38-2020, pending resolution of their cases.

This would allow them not to pay the required bail bond for their release.

She said parents must be mindful of their roles especially because the country is under the state of public health emergency.

“Dako kaayo’g kalambigitan gani ang mga ginikanan karon sa public health emergency. Daghan ta’g mga pasabot…mga preventive measures nga dapat buhaton sa pamilya,” she said.

Bermudo added parents can support the measures of the government to slow the spread of the virus by looking after their children and staying at home. 

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