Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Zamboanga City - The Police Regional Office 9 has apprehended a total of 3,148 persons all over the region for various violations of the guidelines governing the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) from March 17 - May 15, 2020.
PBGEN FROILAN F QUIDILLA, Regional Director, PRO9 disclosed that of the 3,148 indivuduals, 2,907 were arrested for violation of curfew ordinances wherein 269 were charge in court while 539 were fined and the remaining 2099 violators were warned, counselled or were sent home afterwards and 241 were apprehended for resisting arrest and disobedience to persons in authorities.
Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) has the highest number of apprehensions totalling to 1382 violators, followed by Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office (ZSPPO) with 860 apprehensions, Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office (ZNPPO) with 385 apprehensions, Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office (ZSBPPO) with 365.
Meanwhile, as the whole region is bracing for the transition from ECQ to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) on May 16, 2020, PBGEN QUIDILLA assures the public that PRO9 will not lower its guard and will still continue to implement the guidelines setforth by the IATF, wherein checkpoints along the different control/border points in the region will still continue. He also urge the public to continue the wearing of face masks and observance of physical distancing.