Barangay captain deep water for locking curfew violators in dog cage

Barangay captain deep water for locking curfew violators in dog cage




The declaration of the enhanced community quarantine on the entire island of Luzon in order to stop the spreading of the novel coronavirus 2019 disease or COVID-19.
In pursuant to the protocols laid down by the national government local chief executives are the first line of representation of the government and it is expected to implement the directives for compliance of the citizenry.

A barangay chairman in Santa Cruz, Laguna who was seen in photos that has gone viral in Facebook locking up curfew violators faces multiple raps for what he did, this according to Laguna Provincial Office.
Brgy Gatid chairman Frederick Ambrocio faces multiple charges for locking people (w/ 2 minors) up in a dog cage  (photos credit to owner)

Barangay Gatid chairman Frederick Ambrocio, 40, locked up in a dog cage were two minors with adults, Laguna police said.
Santa Cruz Municipal Police Station explains that barangay watchmen caught the five curfew violators walking to a friend's house at 10 p.m. Monday night despite strict orders from the national government for citizenry to stay at home during the duration of the enhanced community quarantine that ends at midnight on April 13.


"The victims were brought to the barangay hall of Barangay Gatid where they met the suspect who allegedly threatened to shoot the victims [if they do not go into the] dog cage and [stay] there for about thirty minutes before being released from the cage," Laguna police also said.

The chairman will face charges of violating the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act as well as grave threat and coercion.
The Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act penalizes "acts of child abuse, cruelty or exploitation."



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