Citing a series of major events in the last quarter of the current year, Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo has adjusted the curfew hours now from 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM of the same day from the previous curfew hours of 12:00 midnight until 4:00 AM so that both residents and tourists can fully participate in the festivities of Buglasan, Charter Anniversary and Christmas celebrations.
Pursuant to the newly signed Executive Order No. 16 series of 2022 by Mayor Remollo, the new curfew hours shall cover all individuals unless otherwise exempted as provided under Ordinance No. 25 to include: people whose job necessitates or requires them to work at night; health workers on duty; PNP, military and other personnel in charge of peace and order; emergency response personnel; individuals performing medical care and emergencies or humanitarian work; any government employees and barangay personnel while in the performance of their duties and responsibilities and persons identified by the Local Chief Executive and the President.
Meanwhile, establishments engaged in essential services such as but not limited to convenience stores, 24/7 restaurants, pharmacy, and others may operate 24 hours a day, provided that their staff and customers are fully vaccinated.
Any person found violating the curfew and who are not covered by exceptions, shall immediately be brought to the Dumaguete City Police Station and shall suffer the penalty of P 3, 000.00 fine or imprisonment of 5 days.
Notwithstanding the provisions of the said Ordinance, any person who shall refuse to obey the same may be prosecuted for any violation of Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code on Resistance and Disobedience to a Person in Authority.
The Dumaguete City PNP and Barangay Peace and Safety Officers are called upon to enforce this Executive Order. BPSOs can only accost individuals violating this Executive Order and Ordinance within their area of jurisdiction.