QC rounds up thousands of protocol violators in 'one time, big time' ops

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 12) — About 3,200 people who violated health and safety protocols in Quezon City were apprehended on Wednesday.

"The Quezon City government apprehended about 3,200 individuals as of 12 noon in a 'one-time, big-time' joint operation...in the city's 142 barangays," a statement said Wednesday.

Those apprehended will have to pay a fine ranging from ₱300 to ₱1,000 depending on whether it was their first, second, or third offense.

They were brought to the Quezon Memorial Circle for proper documentation and lecture on ordinances pertaining to minimum health protocols in the city.

"The apprehended individuals will have to pay the fine within a reasonable period. If they fail to pay within the prescribed period, the City Prosecutors Office will file a case that will flag them once they apply for a police clearance for whatever purpose," the statement added.

The Department of Public Order and Safety said the operation was meant to lessen the number of violators in the city.