This study was undertaken to determine the
implementation of curfew hours in Ilocos Norte. The
study made use of a quantitative research method through
a descriptive research design. Five (5) Barangay Officials
and 15 Barangay residents of selected Barangays from the
municipalities of Dingras, Sarrat, San Nicolas and Banna,
Ilocos Norte were taken as respondents.
Percentage and frequency was used to analyze the
demographic profile of the respondents and weighted
mean was used to determine the level of implementation
and the problems encountered by Barangay officials and
residents on the implementation of curfew hours.
The findings of the study revealed that most of the
respondents are between 26-30 with a frequency of 24 or
20.00%. Majority of the respondents are male (70.83%)
and majority of them lived in the poblacion or urban
On level of implementation of curfew hours, the study
showed that the enforcement of curfew hours is "always"
implemented. However, though the results showed that it
is always implemented, there are times when Barangay
officials and residents encountered problem in the
implementation of curfew hours, though those problems
are “sometimes” or “rarely” encountered.
Based on the findings, it was therefore recommended that
the Barangay Officials as the implementers of curfew
hours in their respective area of responsibility should
maximize the use of social media platforms like Facebook.
This social technological platform would serve as a great
help for the publication of curfew hours and its
consequences to increase the awareness of the residents.
In addition, Barangay Officials should develop a
scheduling scheme to conduct patrol prior and during the
implementation of curfew hours. Furthermore, the strict
implementation and giving of teeth to the law should also
be observed. SK Officials should also develop programs
for the students to refrain them from violating curfew
hours because of academic requirements. Lastly, the
Barangay Officials should adapt the proposed action plan
of this study as their basis to enhance the implementation
of curfew hours.
Keywords : Curfew Hours, Implementation, Problems Encountered to Curfew Hours, Coping Mechanisms.