Davao City police file cases vs violators of ECQ


The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) has filed cases against 267 violators of the enhanced community quarantine in the city.

DCPO Director Col. Kirby John Kraft said that since March 20, the police recorded a total of 340 violations. Of the number, 247 are violators of the curfew hour; 40 for liquor ban; and, 60 for violation of the physical distancing and mass gathering.

Of the total 340 apprehensions, 267 have been filed in court, he said.

“The Davao City Police Office would really appreciate reports from citizens about violators of the implementation of the ECQ. Let us cooperate and help each other in this time of crisis,” said Kraft.

Since March 15, the local government has already implemented longer curfew hours, liquor ban and mass gathering in the city to slow down the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Following reports of continued violations of the ECQ, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio urged Dabawenyos to report violators to the Covid-19 Operations Center and other law enforcement agencies.

“They can report violators of ECQ to the Covid-19 operations center and to our law enforcement agencies,” she said in an interview over Davao City Disaster Radio on Wednesday, April 8, citing reports on holding of birthday parties and drinking sessions.

As of April 8, Davao City has recorded 67 Covid-19 positive cases with 13 deaths and 28 recoveries.