December 5, 2023

The Baguio City Police Office was directed to strictly implement Ordinance 23, s. 2018 imposing the curfew for minors from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
In Memorandum 26 dated March 12, Mayor Benjamin Magalong directed the BCPO to strictly implement the curfew, considering the issuance of Executive Order 60-2020 that suspended classes in all levels for private and public schools in Baguio from March 13 to 22 as a proactive measure against the coronavirus disease-2019.
Under the Curfew Ordinance, individuals below 18 years old are barred from loitering around the city and in the barangays within the curfew period.
The curfew hour under Ordinance 50, s. 2009 was from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. but was amended in 2018 in consideration of the traffic situation in the city wherein students have a hard time catching up public utility vehicles when going home.
The BCPO listed an average of six minors violating the Curfew Ordinance daily.
Apprehended minors are either brought to the City Social Welfare and Development Office or to the BCPO Women and Children’s Desk at Burnham Park.
The minor’s parents or guardians are notified to fetch their children when they are caught. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan