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Isko: jail 'irresponsible' parents

July 13, 2020 - Monday 4:07 PM by MPIO

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MANILA (MPIO) - Irresponsible parents who let their children leave home without face masks during curfew hours should be jailed, Manila City Mayor Francisco 'Isko Moreno' Domagoso said on Monday, July 13.

Domagoso made the remarks upon receiving a report from the Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW) that more minors were apprehended for violating curfew and face mask ordinances.

"Sa report sa atin ng Manila Police District ngayong umaga, July 13, ang nahuling nag-violate sa Ordinance No. 8644 o ang Mandatory Use of Face Mask in Public ay 1,039. Karamihan sa kanila ay minors," Domagoso said.

"Ang nahuli naman sa Ordinance No. 8547 o ang ating curfew ordinance ay 9,367. Karamihan sa kanila ay minors din," he said.

Domagoso said there were also minors among the 1,028 street dwellers rescued by the MDSW.

"Marami dyan ay pinabayaan ng mga magulang. Ilan sa kanila ay positibo sa COVID-19 matapos ang testing pagkaraang ma-rescue sa kalsada," he said.

The Mayor said the parents of these children should face charges for neglect.

"Let’s start jailing irresponsible parents. I don’t mind kung mapuno ang ating mga kulungan ng mga pabayang magulang dahil sa paglabag sa Ordinance No. 8243 o ang Anti-Child Endangerment Ordinance of the City of Manila," Domagoso said.

"Hard time requires hard decision para mapigilan ang pagkalat ng COVID-19," he added.

Domagoso has ordered MPD chief Police Brigadier General Rolando Miranda and MDSW chief Re Fugoso to file charges against parents caught neglecting their children.

"Kaya ang utos ko ngayong umaga kina MPD BGen Rolly Miranda at MDSW director Re Fugoso simulan na ang pag file ng kaso laban sa mga pabayang magulang," Domagoso said.

"Kaya sa mga magulang, maging responsable po tayo," he said. Manila Public Information Office

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