ILIGAN CITY, Sep. 15 (PIA) – Over 1,500 people breaching the community quarantine safety protocols were apprehended by the Iligan City Police Office (ICPO) since the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status was reimposed in the city starting September 1.
In a virtual press briefing, Police Major Cheryll Balderama reported that they were able to apprehend 1,608 people for violating COVID-19 related city ordinances.
Of this number, 173 were curfew violators, 12 liquor ban violators, 29 were unauthorized persons outside residence, 10 unauthorized back ride, and 26 violators of Executive Order 98 particularly on paragraphs J (ambulant vendor), K (suspension of public transport), and Q (health risks/vulnerable individuals).
464 violators for ‘no face masks’, 574 ‘no quarantine pass’, and six (6) ‘no face shield’, as well as 223 for violations on color-coding and 91 on social distancing,
Balderama said the apprehensions show that the ICPO continue to do their work, not just on law enforcement, but also in the implementation of MECQ.
Last week, ICPO officer-in-charge PCol. Rolando B. Cuya Jr. cited they have intensified their visibility to ensure that all safety protocols under the MECQ are observed. (APB/PIA-ICIC)