ZAMBOANGA CITY – The local government has ordered the implementation of a "No ID, no entry" policy, effective immediately, as part of security measures in the city.
The order was recommended to Mayor Beng Climaco by Task Force Zamboanga, a public advisory from the local government said.
"The public, particularly travelers are advised to always carry identification documents or any proof of identity at all times," the advisory said.
Although no curfew has been implemented, some barangays are contemplating setting one in place in their respective areas, authorities said.
Security was tightened in Zamboanga City earlier this week, following the declaration of martial law in Mindanao on Tuesday night. Climaco expressed full support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration.
Colonel Leonen Nicolas, commander of Task Force Zamboanga, said there would be no changes in their security procedures, especially in security checkpoints. However, the public should expect a more thorough inspection and search. –with reports from Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN News