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Curfew Implementation: Extent, Impact, Problems and Solutions in a Town in the Philippines

Mark Pattalinghug; Rennie Lou G. Sagari; Cheremea J. Diapera; Haidee F. Patalinghug; Jingcy N. Pabiran l

This paper examined the implementation of curfew in a town in Region 9, Philippines to provide a descriptive analysis of the policy, practices, and outcomes of curfew restriction. The descriptive survey method was used in this study. A self-designed questionnaire, which passed a thorough validation and reliability testing, was used to gather the necessary data. Two hundred six (206) participants (Barangay Peace Auxiliary Team, police officers, teachers, community residents) were purposively chosen to answer the survey questionnaire. The problems with curfew enforcement and solutions were identified using SARA Model. The finding of the study revealed that curfew encompasses variation on time, execution, consequences of violations, and targeted individuals. The policy and practices in curfew implementation may influence the outcome of the enforcement. The comparison of crime before and after curfew implementation shows a reduction of crime in the town.

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