The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now setting its sights on istambays or loiterers on the streets
to address the peace and order situation in the country.
PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said they would follow President Duterte’s order to round
up istambays, a local term for those who “stand by” in the streets, in a bid to lessen criminality.
Duterte was cited as saying that the individuals who saunter or are sitting around ought to be sent home,
generally confront fear, as they are potential troublemakers.
Albayalde told columnists that police would impugn and catch people who might dally around open spaces.
He said that people would never again be permitted to remain by in the avenues on the off chance that it isn’t
their private property, particularly in the event that they are drinking alcohol or not wearing shirts.
He said they would give an underlying cautioning to loiterers yet they would not waver to round up rehash
The PNP boss refered to the obsolete against vagrancy mandates and laws as their reason for the capture
Quezon City has a hostile to sauntering mandate yet the measure covers just government workplaces
and burial service parlors, not open spaces.
A 1939 statute rebuffing improper acts likewise refered to vagrancy yet this related to people who have no methods for job or continue betting or going to prostitution houses.
Republic Act 10158, go in 2012, likewise decriminalized vagrancy, with the exception of whores, and changed arrangements expressed under Article 202 of the Revised Penal Code.
Albayalde shielded their arrangement to round up istambays for the benefit of the network.
National Capital Region Police Office Director Guillermo Eleazar said the counter tambay tasks would be execute round the clock.
Violators discover sitting in the boulevards would be welcome for addressing and could confront vagrancy charges.
Eleazar said the policemen would not manhandle this but rather they would be available to dissensions if there are any.