By Marisol Bo-oc | 10:42 PM October 10, 2020
The province-wide curfew still remains in effect and the same schedule should be followed by the local government units (LGUs) under it.
In a statement on Friday, Provincial Administrator Kat Pioquinto said LGUs are “not allowed to revise its curfew hours”.
Curfew is still from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The statement came after LGU – Panglao announced that it had adjusted its curfew hours from 12 midnight to 5 a.m.
Since there is an existing provincial ordinance, “the executive orders of the mayors and even the governor cannot contravene with the ordinance and cannot be validly implemented by any LGU”.
Governor Arthur Yap, in a Zoom conference, also said Panglao cannot implement the order.
Here are some excerpts of the said provincial ordinance:
𝗕𝗢𝗛𝗢𝗟 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗘-𝗪𝗜𝗗𝗘 𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗙𝗘𝗪 𝟵:𝟬𝟬𝗣𝗠-𝟱:𝟬𝟬𝗔𝗠 𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗟𝗟 𝗜𝗡 𝗘𝗙𝗙𝗘𝗖𝗧
Bohol Provincial Ordinance No. 2020-007
Sec. 6, parag. 1 (i) Province-wide curfew hours shall be imposed from 9:00 o’clock in the evening until 5:00 o’clock in the morning, except for those persons performing essential tasks such as health workers, persons working on the pharmacy store, uniformed personnel, and the like. If the local government unit has imposed an earlier curfew hour, the same prevail.
𝙎𝙀𝘾𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉 9. 𝙋𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨 – Any person or entity found to have violated the section on prohibited acts shall be subjected to the following sanctions or penalties:
6. Those persons who, are not exempted and without any valid reason, are caught strolling or roaming around in public places within the curfew hours from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. shall be imposed a fine ranging from P3,000.00 to P5,000.00 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 1 year or both, at the discretion of the court.