Malacañang Palace Prohibits Law Enforcers of Caning Social Distancing Violators

Malacañang Palace Declines Caning of Social Distancing Violators Using “Yantok”

Malacañang Palace prohibited the law enforcers of using ‘yantok’ to cane individuals who will violate the physical distancing measures.

On Monday (December 7, 2020), the Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque rejects the caning pf physical distancing violators. He described it as an act of violation and it was not allowed under the PNP policy.

“Hindi po pupuwedeng gamitin iyan na pang-hit o pampalo dahil hindi naman po iyan pinapayagan sa ating batas at regulasyon ng PNP,” Roque said.

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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia explained that the suggestion might lead to embarrassment and trauma. She also said that it was the best way to resolve the problem.

Previously, Joint Task Force COVID Shield head Cezar Binag said that cops might use rattan sticks to hit individuals violating the social distancing measures in public places including shopping centers, markets, and churches.

A lot of Filipino people are now trooping malls and other shopping centers to buy gifts, foods, and personal items as the Christmas season draw nears. Ignorance of health protocols might lead to increase of COVID-19 cases.

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More than 700,000 individuals have been warned and penalized for violating the social distancing measures and other health protocols since March 2020.

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