- A 17-year-old girl was arrested by police after she burned their house in Zamboanga del Sur
- She wanted to roam around but because of the ECQ, her mother did not let her do so
- The mom also hid her motorcycle to prevent her from going around and run the risk of being caught by authorities
- The girl lit up dried coconut and banana leaves to burn their house down, which was just made of light materials
A 17-year-old who got tired staying at home because of the enhanced community quarantine opted to burn their own home, after she was not allowed by her mother to roam around.
KAMI learned that the incident happened in Buenaswerte Village, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.
According to Sunstar's report, the information officer of the Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula, Police Major Helen Galvez, stated that the torching of the home of Marcela Irog-Irog Booc happened at around 3:30 p.m. on April 5, Sunday.
As per the investigation of the police, Marcela had an argument with her daughter, 17-year-old Maricel, earlier that day.
Philstar stated that the Grade 11 student wanted to roam around but her mother prevented her from doing so following the ECQ guidelines.
Marcela hid the motorcycle of her daughter so that she would not have something to use to roam around.
Because of this, the girl lit up banana leaves and dried coconut and burned their house.
Since it was made of light materials, the house was immediately razed by fire.
The girl's now being monitored by DSWD and is under the custody of the local police station.
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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