Navotas PNP sues family infected with COVID-19 for holding party

July 07, 2020

NAVOTAS city police chief Col. Rolando Balasabas has order the filing of charges against a family who tested positive of the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 after holding a party despite the prevailing community quarantine.

Reports reaching the office of Mayor Toby Tiangco showed that 17 residents of H. Monroy St., in Bgy. Navotas West have been charged for attending a party on May 14, violating the strict prohibition on social gathering at that time.

The complaint cited violations of Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code, Section 9 of RA 11332, RA 9271 and the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine.

The city government placed H. Monroy under lockdown from 5:01 a.m. of June 11 until June 24 at 11:59pm, after 14 of its residents tested positive for COVID-19.

Of the 14, six who attended the birthday celebration was later confirmed to be COVID-positive.

“Let this serve as a stern warning to all violators: Even if we don’t catch you in the act, we will file criminal charges against you if investigation showed you flouted the quarantine order,” the mayor added.