PARENTS of children who would violate curfew would be penalized starting this Monday, after Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso signed an ordinance prohibiting minors from being in the streets from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Parents of arrested teens from 15 to 17 years old will be meted P2,000 or one month imprisonment; parents of 13 to 14-year-olds, P3,000 or three months in prison; and P5,000 or six-month imprisonment for parents of minors 12 years of age and below.
City Ordinance 8547 or the Ordinance prohibiting minors to be in the streets from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. was issued a day after Domagoso himseld apprehended 22 minors, some who were high on illegal substances.
“This is a reminder to you, that the City of Manila will hold you responsible,” Domagoso warned in Filipino. JOSH VERA CRUZ