INCIDENCE OF ARTICLE 151: ITS PROPENSITY RATE IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC
Odessa G. Lacanilao
INSTRUCTOR, NUEVA ECIJA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
This study was conducted to determine the propensity rate of Article 151 in times of pandemic, the common policies violated and the difficulties met by the police in the implementation of Community Quarantine policies. The researcher used a descriptive design of methodology by using a questionnaire-checklist. The respondents of the study were the Police Officers assigned at the Cabanatuan City Police Station. As can be deduced from the study, the common crimes committed was Resisting Authorities (Violations of Art. 151). As the government modified social interactions, the police implemented new safety measures. The changes brought some remarkable resistance to some individuals. Resistance to change is usual as we ask people to walk out from their comfort zones. The changes carried out some remarkable resistance to some people. With regard to the common community quarantine policies violated; the violations of city- wide night curfew is the most dominant. For the difficulties met by the Law Enforcers; vulnerable to physical and personal hazard such as the risk of getting infected as well as their families is the most significant. Police Officers are on the frontlines . Therefore, they are expected to earnestly implement the safety protocols. As such, a high-risk of exposure and contamination from the virus is very possible for the Law Enforcers.
Keywords: incidence, Article 151, Pandemic, Resisting Authorities
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2021-09-30