The city government has temporarily lifted the implementation of curfew hours here, giving residents and visitors time to enjoy the events slated for the Diyandi Festival for the whole month of September.
In an executive order, Mayor Celso Regencia said the monthlong city fiesta celebration made it necessary for the lifting of the city’s 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. curfew policy.
“There’s a need to relax the implementation of the curfew hours to give way on the celebration of the 2018 Diyandi Festival sa Iligan,” Regencia said.
The order was signed three days after Regencia reported back to office from a three-month preventive suspension.
Despite the temporary lifting of curfew hours, police visibility around the city is doubled with 24-hour monitoring and stringent checkpoints.
The local government implemented curfew hours in the city shortly after President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law in Mindanao because of the Marawi siege last year.
The Diyandi Festival opened on September 1. Although Iliganons will celebrate the actual fiesta on the 29th, the celebration will last until October 7. (PNA)
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