Quezon City residents have been given the right to arrest criminals and other people caught doing illegal activities.
Citizen's Arrest Allowed In Quezon City
Nov 02, 2014 at 12:03 AM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
The Citizen's Arrest Ordinance, authored by Councilor Ranulfo Ludovica, aims to employ the help of citizens in curbing crimes and other illegal activities.
The ordinance also specifies what a resident should do when arresting a criminal.
Although legal experts agree that it is the responsibility of residents to maintain the peace and order in their community, they also warn against abuses, especially as criminals also have their rights.
"Pagka hindi naman maayos ang pagsagawa mo ng citizen's arrest, pwede ring baliktarin ka, kakasuhan ka rin," said Pablito Alcover of Citizen's Crime Watch.
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