Roxas City fines maskless people in public


The city government of Roxas has started apprehending people not wearing a face mask on public transport, government offices, and private establishments.

Mayor Ronnie Dadivas has deployed compliance officers to enforce the city ordinance requiring people to observe the wearing of face mask and face shield in public and physical distancing.

“These simple health protocols can help protect us all from being infected. Let us protect our families and communities,” said Dadivas. (

The mayor said the following penalties would be imposed:

* first offense – P500 fine or half-day (four hours) of community service

* second offense – P3,000 fine or one day (eight hours) community service

* third and succeeding offenses – P5,000 fine and/or six months imprisonment