Zambo curfew hours: 12 midnight to 4 a.m. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 October 2013 11:07

The Crisis Management Committee (CMC) has shortened the imposition of curfew hours from six to four hours effective last night.

Mayor Beng Climaco, CMC chair, said the decision to shorten the curfew hours was arrived at in a meeting with the security forces, the business sector and other concern groups.

The business sector through the Zamboanga City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (ZCCCIFI) had been calling to shorten the curfew hours to extend the business hours of its members.

The curfew hours were reduced to four, which is from midnight until 4:00 a.m., from the previous of six hours.

Salazar said the imposition of curfew would remain until the police and the military would give the necessary clearance to lift the curfew in this city.

The curfew, which was at first was from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., was imposed on the first day of the standoff in this city.

The standoff started last September 9 when hundreds of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels infiltrated this city through the shores of Barangay Rio Hondo and nearby barangays.

The curfew was imposed to prevent the movements of lawless elements at night time and to ensure the protection of the civilians during the standoff.