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President Duterte is wishing that SC will allow the implementation a curfew for minors.

“The curfew for minors is not really a criminal proceeding as we have insisted,” Duterte said.
“It is a mechanism where we take the child out of the streets to protect him from predators, from being utilized as seller of shabu, from being raped. These are the problems,” The President explained.

In July, the high tribunal issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the curfew for minors to be implemented from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in Manila, Quezon City and Navotas.

The SC issued the TRO to the three cities after a youth group said the curfew is contrary to Republic Act No. 9344, or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act.

Duterte said he just wants to keep the youth safe and for parents to equally be responsible for minors caught violating the curfew.

“That night, I had the parents arrested. But if not for the intervention of Gabriela (women’s party), hindi ko talaga bibitawan. There was an abandonment of minor, that’s the case,” he said.
“You are being arrested according to Duterte because you abandoned your children. Arrest them, bring them to jail. Ganun lang iyan,” he added.
“Ganito yan eh. Gusto ba natin ng bayan na matino? Mga anak ninyo maligaya, nakakapag-aral, nakakalabas na hindi sinasaksak, nakakalabas ng walang holdup. Gusto ninyo ng bayan na ‘yan? O pwes, ibigay ko ‘yan sa inyo,” he said.

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