More than 15K GCQ violators arrested in Caloocan

July 14, 2020
Employees of Caloocan city government conduct house to house distribution of relief packs to families affected by lockdown in Barangay 93. Photo by Edd Reyes

THE Caloocan city police arrested a total of 15,235 violators of ordinances under the general community quarantine (GCQ) following the order of Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan to enforce tougher measures against quarantine violators.

City police chief Col. Dario Menor said the city chief executive reminded the entire police force to implement much stricter action against violators of existing ordinances to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID)-19.

Col. Menor said his men arrested 3,406 individuals for not wearing face mask; 2,238 violators of social distancing and 9,591 violators of curfew ordinance.

Last Sunday, Mayor Oca placed Barangay 93 in Grace Park East on total lockdown due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the area. Upon his directives, Disinfection Team went to the area in the early morning on Monday to conduct disinfecting operation to curb the spread of virus.

Barangay volunteers and personnel of the Department of Public Safety and Traffic Management (DPSTM) went from house to house in the area to distribute relief packs to more than 1,100 households affected by the lockdown.