CITING the negative effects of liquor that resulted in the rise of rape cases and other sexual abuses victimizing female students and female workers, Senator Imee Marcos, a staunch fighter for women’s rights recommended a possible implementation of a curfew on the sale and purchase of these alcoholic products.
Marcos in her Facebook account said the Philippine National Police (PNP) must do its work to coordinate with local government units regarding the possible curfew in various areas that need close monitoring and with a noted high incidence of rape and similar incident.
During the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, Marcos said the PNP has recorded a total of 149 crimes against female students.
Marcos said this kind of sexual abuse that has been reportedly happening must not be ignored by the authorities and should raise concern among everyone regardless of one’s status.
It was reported that the National Capital Region has the most number of sexual abuse against young females student and young female workers who were victimized by mostly drunken people.
Alcohol has been primarily mentioned alcohol as one of the significant factors including illegal drugs which usually happened in various parts of NCR during payday, concerts, birthday occasions, and during holidays when people gathered and usually enjoy their drinking spree.