No more push-ups; ‘Rody’ packs Parañaque jail



No more push-ups. No more second chances.

The Parañaque City police rounded up 67 residents from Monday night to early Tuesday morning for violation of the curfew for minors and ordinances banning drinking and going shirtless in public.

In earlier crackdowns, the adults were immediately released after performing 40 pushups. But in the latest enforcement of “Oplan Rody,” the 27 men caught in Barangays San Isidro and San Dionisio were no longer given a reprieve.

This was because they mostly included repeat offenders, said Senior Supt. Jemar Modequillo, the city police chief. “I have been warning them since March but they won’t listen.”

Although there were first-time offenders among the arrested men, Modequillo said he was “not taking excuses anymore…. If I will release every single one of them who says he’s a first-time offender, then I will lose my job.”

The arrests crammed the city jail with 111 inmates, or thrice its intended capacity, said the warden, SPO1 Roger Ramos.

Derived from President Duterte’s nickname, “Rody” stands for Rid the Streets of Drunkards and Youths. —DEXTER CABALZA


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