Curfew Violators Wake in Front of Empty Coffin as Punishment
Curfew violators were made to wake in front of an empty coffin as their punishment as enhanced community quarantine still exists in Davao del Norte.
There is no COVID-19 case in the town of Santo Tomas in Davao Del Norte yet, but local government strictly enforced curfew hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to continue to protect the safety of residents with coronavirus disease.
Recently, barangay police officials and police roving use coffin to threatened and warned stubborn violator if they insist to go out amid strict implementation of stay at home policy.
In a Facebook post of Municipal Government of Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte, they shared some photos of curfew violators facing the punishment. A peculiar punishment has been imposed by the local government on residents being caught on the street for no good reason.
The execution of the punishment began on Sunday, March 29th. Curfew violators will spend the night in front of the vacant porch. Two coffins were prepared by the local government inside the Santo Tomas Recreation and Cultural Center.
In the photos, two men under the influence of alcohol were immediately found violating the curfew hours. They are the first batch on the first night of implementation of the punishment
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