Another curfew violator has died after he was caught and allegedly beaten up by a team of villages safety officers (barangay tanod) in Calamba, Laguna.
The cause-oriented group Anakbayan Calamba identified the victim as 26-year-old Ernanie Jimenez from Guinayangan, Quezon.
Jimenez reportedly went out to buy food on April 7 at 10pm but was stopped by the barangay tanods for violating curfew rules. The victim went with his captors peacefully when he was arrested.
Jimenez ran in fear after the barangay tanods snapped at him when he asked permission to use the toilet.
Jimenez suffered multiple bruises, cuts and a broken skull after he was caught again and manhandled by the barangay tanods.
The victim's brother said the Calamba Medical Centre (CMC) refused the victim treatment, according to the youth activist group.
Jimenez is the second curfew violator to have died this April.
A man died in Cavite in April after he was ordered to perform 300 rounds of squat jumps as punishment for breaching curfew rules.
President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Metro Manila and the adjacent provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan and Rizal under the less restrictive modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status from April 12-30.
The area collectively labeled as NCR Plus has been under a strict lockdown since March 29 to contain the resurgence of coronavirus infections before the measure was downgraded.
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