Saturday| June 3, 2017
There is no need to pass a nationwide curfew law, Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said Thursday.
"Local governments are already empowered to establish local ordinances so I don't think that should be a national law," Pangilinan told reporters.
The Disciplinary Hours for Minors Act was filed at the House of Representatives in a bid to protect minors from committing or victims of crime that typically occurs at night.
Under the measure proposed by Quezon 4th District Representative Helen Tan, minors are prohibited from loitering in streets and public areas from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
Quezon 4th District Representative Helen Tan said the bill aims to protect children from being used in criminal acts. "It’s about time na i-compel natin, kailangan natin ng batas, ang batas kasi may ngipin kumpara sa ordinansa. Kapag nalaman siguro nila na may batas na ganito baka in that way ma-address natin ‘yung problema," she said in an interview.
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