Talisay implements curfew ordinance, rescues 73 minors on 1st day

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UP TO 73 minors in Talisay City were rescued during the first day of implementation of the city's curfew ordinance on Monday, August 14, 2022.

The minors, with ages ranging from 10 to 16, were rounded up by the joint personnel from Talisay City Police Station, City of Talisay-Traffic Operation Development Authority, Gender and Development office and barangay tanods who were caught outside of their houses during the curfew hours from 10 p.m. Monday, August 14, to 4 a.m. of the following day, August 15.

Thirteen of the rescued minors came from Barangay Poblacion, 12 from Barangay Tabunok, five from Barangay Lawaan 3, four from Bulacao, 24 from Barangay Tangke, eight from Cansojong and seven from San Roque.

Forty-nine of them were boys, while 24 were girls.

Lieutenant Colonel Randy Caballes, chief of Talisay City Police Station, said most of the rescued minors were found playing in computer shops.

The erring minors were brought to the GAD office in their respective barangays for profiling.

Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas announced on his Facebook page on Monday, August 15, 2022, that he signed an Executive Order (EO) to implement a curfew for minors ages 17 years old and below from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. effective immediately.

The mayor said they decided to issue the EO in preparation for the start of limited face-to-face classes on August 22.

The issuance of EO also came following the arrest of an 18-year-old boy, believed to be a member of Batang Maghaway Group, who was caught carrying a knife in the wee hours in Barangay Dumlog. (BBT, TPT)