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KC Montero arrested, decries precinct conditions going against social distancing protocols

KC Montero: “They arrest us for protecting us for social distancing, tapos force us to not social distance.”

Multimedia host Casey Miller—more popularly known as KC Montero, his wife Stephanie Dods, and 119 others were apprehended by policemen for violating social distancing protocols at a bar in Makati City on Sunday night.

In an interview, Montero complained about the way they were arrested. Montero explained how they were placed in a precinct that was super small which most likely violates the stringent social distancing measures set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).

“That’s like backward social distancing. They arrest us for protecting us for social distancing, tapos force us to not social distance,” Montero said.

Of those arrested, at least 4 were identified as employees of the establishment.

Among the listed violations are “non-cooperation of persons and entities that should report and/or respond to notifiable diseases or health events of public concern”. 

Until they are charged, those arrested were detained at a gymnasium in Makati City where they underwent medical examination procedures.

Police plan to charge them with violating Republic Act No 11332 or the “Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act of 2018”.

If proven guilty, they will be jailed and fined with not less than Twenty thousand pesos (₱20,000.00) but not more than Fifty thousand pesos (₱50,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than one (1) month but not more than six (6) months, or both a fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the proper court.


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