Curfew, checkpoints remain in Valencia City


The city government of Valencia is maintaining the curfew time for minors below 15 years old and the checkpoints despite the lapse of martial law declaration in Mindanao.

Mayor Azucena P. Huervas issued Executive Order (EO) No. 2, series of 2020, Wednesday, January 8, retaining the curfew time, increasing the police visibility, and intensifying the conduct of inspections and checkpoints in the City of Valencia, Bukidnon.

Huervas said the curfew hours for “unaccompanied” children below15 years old would be imposed from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m.

The implementation of curfew time, heightened police visibility and conduct of inspections and checkpoints would be done “with due regard to the fundamental civil and political rights of all residents” in the city, the local chief executive assured.

The EO shall take effect immediately.

Martial law in Mindanao, which was declared in May 2017 and was extended for several times, expired on Dec. 31, 2019.

However, the state of national emergency remains in effect, Huervas noted.