BFP awaits siren to kick off curfew hour in Tacloban City

TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) –The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) here is still waiting for the siren it has requested from the city government of Tacloban that will be used to signal the start of curfew hour for minors.

The association of barangays in the city passed a resolution which it coursed through the Sangguniang Panlungsod, seeking the support of the BFP in line with the revival of the curfew for minors that was last implemented during the administration of former city Mayor Ulderico Mate.

Vice-Mayor Jerry Yaokasin said that the BFP must sound the siren every 10:00 p.m. to signal the start of curfew hour in the city as mandated under Ordinance No. 97-48.

The curfew will not only be implemented within the city proper but in the entire jurisdiction of Tacloban City to prevent teenagers below 18 years old from wandering during the night time.

“Enforcing night time curfew is a proactive way in curbing gang violence and other criminal activities that usually happen at night in city proper,” said Yaokasin.

Vice-Mayor Yaokasin added that although the curfew could curb or lessen presence of teenagers in city streets during night time, the final responsibility would still on their parents who should take care and guide them in their early age.