CCPO official: No arrests on first day of dry run of Oplan Disiplina

ON THE first day of the dry run of Oplan Disiplina on Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) did not make any arrests.

According Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for administration of the CCPO, they only warned violators.

He said they cautioned many people against smoking, spitting, going out shirtless and committing traffic violations, among others, while on patrol in different barangays in the morning.

He said personnel from the Cebu City Traffic Office; Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification and Enhancement; Cebu Environmental Sanitation and Enforcement Team; Bureau of Fire Protection; and the CCPO would continue to conduct an information drive about Oplan Disiplina in different barangays at night.

Parilla said the next time they go out on patrol, they will apprehend violators and issue citation tickets that will have corresponding penalties depending on the offense.

“Sa sunod dakop na gyud” he said,

Vehicles that are caught illegally parking overnight will be automatically clamped, though, he said.

The Oplan Disiplina has set its focus on the indiscriminate throwing of garbage, which has been blamed for the flooding that occurs during downpours.

However, Parilla earlier admitted that garbage violators are difficult to catch in the act. (AYB)