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Curfew up to expedite hunt for other plotters - PNP

November 29, 2007 7:19pm

The 12 midnight to 5 a.m. curfew imposed by Malacañang was meant to facilitate the arrest for other personalities behind the Makati standoff, National Police Director Avelino Razon told 24 Oras Thursday night.

Razon said night-shift workers, such as call center agents, mediamen, hospital staff and manufacturing personnel, will not be apprehended if they show valid company identification cards.

According to Razon, the imposition of the curfew is necessary to complete the follow-up operations after the standoff at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati, where Sen. Antonio Trillanes and Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim stayed after they walked out of their mid-morning coup hearing and demanded the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

"There are other personalities involved in the standoff who are not yet accounted for. We cannot also account some firearms," Razon said.

He said the National Police will come out with the curfew guidelines soon. - GMANews.TV
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