Cash rewards offered for arrests of health protocol violators
CASH reward as incentives are being offered to law enforcers and residents in Villasis by the local government for reporting and arresting violators of health and safety protocols being implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Mayor Nonato Abrenica said a local ordinance was recently passed authorizing the local government to pay informants P50 who report violators through pictures of video from the P500 penalty paid imposed on violators caught not wearing of face masks and face shields and P200 fee for non-observance of social distancing.
So far, 1,530 violators had been fined and a total of P265,600 had been collected and P96, 250 released as incentives.
While the police are expected to earn the biggest cash reward followed by market enforcers and a radio communication group, Abrenica said residents can also affect citizen’s arrest.
The local treasury office that receives the fines will issue the cash reward every week.
“The more arrests, the more cash they get.”, Abrenica said. (PhilStar Wire Service/ECV)
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