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Joint task force will be stricter on curfew violators

Mar 29, 2020 - 7:17 PM

Online inquest proceedings will also be used, says Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield chief Guillermo Eleazar

CURFEW. Pasig City Police begin enforcing a curfew to prevent the coronavirus from spreading further. File photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Manila curfew violators unable to post bail due to absence of inquest staff

Mar 19, 2020 - 9:21 PM

Mayor Isko Moreno initially says no judge was able to process bail, then later says there were no inquest staff

CURFEW. Scene at the Quezon Memorial Circle on March 17, 2020, as curfew is enforced because of the Luzon lockdown to contain coronavirus. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Malabon approves 8 pm to 5 am curfew starting March 16

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:19 PM

Exempted from the curfew are health workers, food and medicine deliveries, public transport services, peace and order personnel, nightshift employees, and emergency cases

MALABON CHIEF. Malabon Mayor Lenlen Oreta addresses students wo visited City Hall on February 27, 2020. Photo from the Facebook page of Lenlen Oreta.

Pasig City starts coronavirus curfew

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:56 AM

Police patrol alleys and neighborhoods, urging people to get inside their homes to avoid catching or spreading the virus

DESERTED ALLEY. Police patrols urged residents to stay indoors until morning, as Pasig City began enforcing a nightly curfew on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

WATCH: Police on patrol as coronavirus curfew begins in Pasig

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:48 AM

The goal is to get people to stay indoors from 8 pm to 5 am, to avoid catching the virus

Makati under community quarantine, curfew set from 8 pm to 5 am starting March 16

Mar 15, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay says the City Council will also sign a resolution declaring a state of calamity so the city can tap into its Quick Respond Fund to combat the novel coronavirus

NOW UNDER QUARANTINE. An unusually empty mall in Makati City on March 14, 2020, hours before the community quarantine takes effect in Metro Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pasig City approves 8 pm to 5 am curfew

Mar 15, 2020 - 1:15 PM

Travel for work, medical reasons, and emergencies will be exempted

INSPECTION. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto visits a Department of Health command post at the community quarantine checkpoint along East Bank Road on March 15, 2020. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

China imposes curfew on minors in gaming crackdown

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:11 PM

China's regulations will mean those under 18 cannot play games online between 10 pm and 8 am, and for only 90 minutes at a time during the daytime

ONLINE GAMING AND CURFEWS. This photo taken on January 29, 2018 shows a student using a computer in an eSports class at the Lanxiang technical school in Jinan, in China's eastern Shandong province. File photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Iraq army declares curfew in Baghdad after student protests

Oct 28, 2019 - 11:48 PM

The move sparks concern security forces want to clear out main gathering places like the capital's Tahrir Square, occupied by demonstrators for 4 consecutive nights

PROTESTS. Iraqi medical students take part in an anti-government demonstration in the central holy shrine city of Najaf on October 28, 2019. AFP photo

3 dead in Chile protest violence

Oct 20, 2019 - 12:45 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities announce a curfew after protesters set buses on fire, burned metro stations, and clashed with riot police following a hike in metro fares

PROTESTS. A curfew in the Chilean capital of Santiago is announced after protests climax with setting fire to buses and metro stations, and clashing with police. Photo by Sebastian Cisternas/Aton Chile/AFP

Hundreds of Manila minors taken into custody for staying out past curfew

Sep 03, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's curfew memorandum seeks to penalize parents for their perceived neglect of underaged kids

‘RESCUED.’ Manila police report that they ’rescued’ minors, especially those from Tondo, who were caught violating the curfew ordinance from September 2-3, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa's 'dream': Nationwide curfew for kids

Feb 19, 2018 - 1:15 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says children who stay out too late can get used by syndicates as unknowing drug couriers

PNP CHIEF. Ronald dela Rosa speaks to reporters after the PMA homecoming program in Baguio City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

What to expect during Makati curfew for minors

Sep 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Charges of child abuse will be filed against the parents of minors who are repeatedly 'rescued' during curfew hours, from 10 pm to 4 am

Bill imposing curfew for children passes House panel

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:34 PM

The bill 'aims to ensure the safety and self-esteem of children, prevent them from being used to commit crime, and protect them from abuse and exploitation'

CHILDREN'S WELFARE. A bill that would impose a curfew on children for their safety passes the House panel's scrutiny. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

No curfew under 'state of lawlessness' – DND chief

Sep 04, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana s statement comes after Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says curfews will certainly be implemented in Davao City Sulu and Basilan

SECURITY BREACH. At least 14 people die while dozens are injured after an explosion at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City on Sptember 2, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Quezon City slammed for defying TRO on curfew ordinance

Jul 28, 2016 - 12:26 PM

But Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista defends barangays right to enforce their own curfew ordinances and denies allegations that the city is trying to circumvent the TRO

UNJUST. Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan asks the Supreme Court to review ordinances imposing a curfew on youth. Image by Mara Mercado / Rappler

Estrada to Duterte: Push for nationwide curfew on minors

Jul 27, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada makes the suggestion after the Supreme Court issued a TRO on curfew ordinances in Manila Navotas City and Quezon City

NATIONWIDE CURFEW. Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (left) says if President Rodrigo Duterte implements the curfew on minors, all local chief executives would have to follow it.

SC stops Manila, Navotas, Quezon City curfew ordinances

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:13 PM

UPDATED The High Court directs Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada Navotas City Mayor John Rey Tiangco and Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista to comment on the petition within 10 days of notice

Youth group asks SC to stop curfews in 3 cities

Jul 22, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The ordinances in Manila Quezon City and Navotas are curtailing a person’s right to liberty and travel says the Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan

Youth group camps out in QC Hall to protest curfew on minors

Jul 03, 2016 - 7:43 AM

Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan protests the implementation of various ordinances in Metro Manila dubbed as Oplan RODY or Rid the Streets of Drunkards and Youths

FOR THE KIDS. Youth activists light candles in Quezon City Hall on Friday, July 1, to protest against curfews on minors. Photo by Dwight de Leon/ Rappler

Cagayan de Oro starts full enforcement of curfew on minors

Jun 03, 2016 - 12:08 PM

The city implements the updated city wide curfew as classes open in June

Abandoned children slept on the pavement near Plaza Divisoria in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Cebu gov't supports Duterte's planned curfew for minors

May 23, 2016 - 11:39 PM

UPDATED A resolution supporting the reimposition of the death penalty however is deferred

 UNANIMOUS. Provincial  board members Julian Daan (left) and Sun Shimura lead their colleagues in passing the resolution that will take effect on June 30, when the new set of elected officials start their term. Photo by Richale Cabauatan

Children's rights group condemns Duterte's nationwide curfew plan

May 21, 2016 - 5:35 PM

We believe that this plan makes protection punitive poses unacceptable dangers to children and is reactive short sighted and superficial Bahay Tuluyan a children s rights group says

In this file photo, street children play on a road in Manila as the world marks International Day for Street Children on April 12. Photo by Jay Directo/ AFP

Duterte: Curfew for minors in, late-night karaoke out

May 16, 2016 - 10:43 PM

The president elect says karaoke sessions are noise pollution that should be stamped out by local officials

PUBLIC ORDER. Duterte vows to instill discipline and shape public behavior with new rules. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Things to look forward to in a Duterte presidency

May 13, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Shakira Sison reflects on the possibilities and implications of the Duterte presidency

READY. Rodrigo Duterte prepares for the final leg of the Pilipinas Debates 2016  on April 24 at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City. Photo by Alberto Garcia/Manila Bulletin/Pool

The wRap Indonesia: Cut in fuel prices, rupiah gains

Oct 08, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the seizure of illegally traded shark fins worsening forest fires and the possibility of a midnight curfew for Jakarta nightclubs

PAKET EKONOMI. President Joko Widodo talks about his first economic stimulus in this file photo. Photo from Twitter @Jokowi

Jakarta nightclubs to close by midnight?

Oct 07, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The proposal attempts to curb alleged drug trafficking in nightclubs

JAKARTA NIGHT SCENE. Stadium was one of the nightclubs shut down by the Jakarta government after being suspected as a place to get drugs. Photo from

Aceh's new curfew on women: Discriminatory or justified?

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:02 PM

Rights activists are up in arms but authorities claim it s for the benefit of women themselves

SHARIA POLICE. A Sharia policeman stops a woman on a motorcycle for wearing tight jeans, during a raid in Banda Aceh in February 2014. Photo by EPA

Baltimore lifts curfew, National Guard begins pullout

May 04, 2015 - 1:03 AM

Across the city people cheer the return to relative calm with impromptu celebrations a far cry from the riots on April 27

Baltimore curfew extended

May 03, 2015 - 8:49 AM

Many businesses such as bars and restaurants are complaining that the regulation has been disastrous financially

CURFEW. Members of the National Guard are seen at Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 30 April 2015. John Taggart/EPA

Baltimore mostly calm on third night of curfew

May 01, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Baltimore takes center stage in the latest bout of protests in the United States over alleged police brutality and racism against blacks mainly young men

CURFEW. Members of the National Guard are seen at Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 30 April 2015. John Taggart/EPA

Curfew, nightclub ban on US troops killing businesses in Olongapo, Subic

Apr 15, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Some establishments have already closed while others are just struggling to survive right now according to business owners

One shot, 7 arrested as violence flares in riot-hit US town

Aug 17, 2014 - 11:32 PM

Around 200 demonstrators in Ferguson defy a curfew imposed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

Police officers stand along business fronts on West Florissant Avenue as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 16 August 2014. Photo by EPA/Roberto Rodriguez

Thai junta lifts post-coup curfew

Jun 13, 2014 - 10:51 PM

Thailand s junta says it is lifting a night time curfew across the country three weeks after seizing power in a military coup

Thai Army

Human Rights Watch calls for restoration of Thai democracy

May 24, 2014 - 2:48 PM

The group urges the Thai military to revoke its abusive martial law powers to end censorship and to release people who have been arrested since martial law was imposed

Thai military junta summons leaders deposed in coup

May 23, 2014 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED In a televised statement an army spokesman named 114 people summoned to a military office in Bangkok

Thai Army

Heed Thailand curfew, PH embassy warns Filipinos

May 22, 2014 - 9:46 PM

The Philippines advises its citizens to exercise extreme caution and vigilance after the Thai military declared a coup in Thailand

Rappler Newscast | November 12, 2013

Nov 12, 2013 - 10:21 PM

Curfew armored vehicles in Tacloban City as satellite photos show 700 houses completely destroyed Guiuan town reduced to a wasteland

Curfew, armored vehicles in Tacloban

Nov 12, 2013 - 1:33 PM

Tacloban City declares a curfew from 10 pm to 6 am

LOOTING IN TACLOBAN. Some survivors of the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda were reported to have looted groceries for food and non-food supplies. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Egypt declares curfew in Cairo, several provinces

Aug 14, 2013 - 11:45 PM

The curfew would be from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am 1:00 am to 12:00 pm Manila time ; this follows the announcement of a month long state of emergency

Off-base drinking ban for US troops in Okinawa

Dec 02, 2012 - 7:38 PM

Alcohol is off limits for all US military personnel at any hour of the day or night at restaurants and friends homes anywhere other than on their bases in Okinanawa

OFF-BASE LIQUOR BAN. Exterior of a mess hall used by US troops in Japan,. Photo from Facebook

Will curfew stop Los Baños killings?

Mar 07, 2012 - 11:50 AM

The Los Baños council s curfew proposal stirs an online debate

MOURNING STUDENTS. A student curfew proposal comes as the UPLB community mourns a student's death.