Section 49. CREATION OR DESIGNATION OF HOLDING CENTERS. The Municipal Mayor is hereby authorized to create or designate a Holding Center for minors taken into custody. The Sangguniang Barangay may create or designate in their barangay a Holding Center for minors taken into custody aside from their Barangay Hall.

Section 50. SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR PNP MEMBERS. The Miagao Municipal Police Station (MMPS) shall have a Children’s Desk manned by a child and youth relations officer tasked to handle cases involving children. Child-friendly police procedures shall be followed / implemented as contained in the Police Handbook on the management of cases of children in difficult circumstances. Each PNP element shall be provided with a copy of the handbook.

A special course for members of the PNP/SPDC elements shall be designed to handle effectively children involved in anti-social activities. All police officers shall take up the course, specially those who are interested to be assigned with the Children’s Desk in the police stations.

The course shall be designed and provided by the MSSD in close coordination with the PNP / SPDC child protection team, if any, and concerned professional organizations and non-government organizations focused on child and youth programs.

Section 51. DEPUTATION, POLICE VISIBILITY AND RECORDING. The Barangay Officials and Barangay Tanods/Police are hereby deputized as law enforcement officers to take into custody minors or minor students or persons violating this Code. The members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) shall conduct roving patrols and police visibility between 10:00 P.M. and 4:00 A.M. to ensure the strict compliance of this Code, particularly Article 3 of Chapter V hereof.

Section 52. The apprehending officer, official or Tanod is required to record in the police blotter book or barangay blotter logbook, as the case may be, the incident of apprehension of minor or persons violating this Ordinance. The apprehending officer, official or Tanod who fail to comply with this provision shall be administratively liable.

Section 53. CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS. Records of apprehension and proceedings against the minors shall be considered privileged and may not be disclosed in accordance with Article 200 of the Presidential Decree No. 603 otherwise known as The Child and Youth Welfare Code, as amended and Section 43, Chapter 5 of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 (R.A. No. 9344).


Section 54. REPEALING CLAUSE – All ordinances, rules and regulations or parts thereof in conflict or inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. 

Section 55. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE – In the event that any provision of this Code is declared illegal, the validity of other provisions shall not be affected by such declarations which shall continue to be in full force and effect.

Section 56. EFFECTIVITY – This Code shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its posting in at least three conspicuous places and publication in a regional newspaper.