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Law Enforcement target ‘istambays’

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In a bid to lessen criminality and address the country’s peace and order situation down to the community level, the Philippine    National Police (PNP) eyes on apprehending ‘istambays’ or loiterers when need be.
Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s direct order, PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde told reporters that the Police are delegated to enforce discipline in the streets with the aim to apprehend anyone caught loitering around public spaces especially on wee hours.

The President earlier said that ‘istambays’, a local term given for street idlers, should be sent home or will be invited for interrogation and could face vagrancy charges as they could become potential trouble makers.
Albayalde also said that ‘Stand-By’ in the streets will consequently be prohibited to any private property not belonging to the individual being caught especially if it involves drinking liquor and in half – naked decorum.

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Law enforcement shall carry out an initial warning to violators but will be uncompromising to repeat offenders.

The outdated 1939 Anti – Vagrancy Ordinance was Chief Albayalde’s coherent basis to attain the right in arresting these loiterers, which pertains to individuals without legitimate means of livelihood, gambling – dependent, and patrons to prostitution houses.

The Republic Act 10158 submitted in March 2012, however, decriminalized Vagrancy with the exception of prostitutes, amended provisions stated under Article 202 of Act No. 3815, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code.

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Such Arcticle states that, "Any person found guilty of any of the offenses covered by this article shall be punished by arresto menor or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos, and in case of recidivism, by arresto mayor in its medium period to prision correctional in its minimum period or a fine ranging from 200 to 2,000 pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court."

The Police Chief sees the good in rounding up ‘istambays’ for the welfare of everyone which should eventually promote long lasting peace and order in the local community.

National Capital Region Police Office Director Guillermo Eleazar said that the ‘Anti – Tambay’ Operations should soon be carried out and implemented 24/7 constantly on the lookout for any form of human rights violations by his own men and said to respond to any complaints if one arises.


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