The Citizens Arrest Ordinance is now being implemented in Quezon City,
14 Citizens Arrest Post were established in the Commonwealth avenue
Is This Citizens Arrest Post Effective?
According to the Citizens Arrest Volunteer Enforcers, Since the
establishment of the outpost, they have arrested significant numbers
of violators specifically jaywalking.
December 2014 when these citizens arrest post were erected in
compliance with the citizens arrest ordinance of the City.
Some Of The Crimes Covered By The Citizens Arrest Ordinance and
Prohibited in Quezon City.
1. Tricycles In National Roads
2. Walking in streets without a shirt
3. Riding motorcycle without a helmet
4. Loading and unloading passengers in prohibited areas
5. Violation of curfew hours for minors
Note: Curfew hours for minors are from 10pm to 5am
In case of violation, the parents of the offending minor
can be held liable.
7. Smoking in public areas
8. Drinking alcoholic beverages in public places
9. Physically hurting one’s spouse or threat made to do harm.
Note: Girlfriend is included.
The Citizens Arrest Ordinance of Quezon City, Philippines is
authored by Councilor Rannie Ludovica.
One of the most violations committed by citizens based on the
citizens arrest post manned by volunteer enforcers is jaywalking.
Jaywalking is followed by violations of the anti-smoking
But the said ordinance seems lenient to first time offenders.
Those caught and found guilty of violating the ordinance is
required to render community service.
One form of community service is street sweeping.
At present, Outpost of the Citizens arrest is located in Commonwealth
Avenue area only but it is expected that at the end of the year,
Outpost will be established all over the City.