Mayor Co imposes sanctions for non-use, improper use of face masks, shields


Pagadian City Mayor Sammy Co has signed an executive order incorporating “penal provisions” relative to violations of health protocols to contain the spread of coronavirus disease in the city.

EO 92, which Co signed Tuesday, November 24, said the local Inter-Agency Task Force shall create a Special Team together with the City Police Office to ensure that proper health protocols are strictly enforced.

The sanctions and penalties imposed for non-use or improper use of face masks and face shields in public places are the following:

For first offense, reprimand; for second offense, community service of up to two hours; and for third offense, community service of up to four hours.