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Curfew for minors now

12:02 AM February 13, 2017

With the temporary suspension of the government’s drive against illegal drugs (Oplan Tokhang), now is the right time to implement President Duterte’s plan to impose a nationwide curfew on minors (below 18 years old).

With curfew in hand, petty crimes and other dastardly acts committed by errant minors in cahoots with big-time hoodlums could be curbed right away. And all forms of vandalism committed by out-of-school youth or street gangs on public and private properties could be prevented or lessened somehow when night falls.

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As a whole, the imposition of a nationwide curfew, particularly in Metro Manila, could
also minimize the workload of police night
patrols in the wee hours of the morning or the graveyard shift. But proper guidelines should first be issued, implemented and followed by the authorities concerned.

PEDRO V. REFUERZO JR., [email protected]

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