PNP orders increased police visibility in 'areas of destination' amid NCR's eased alert level

PNP headquarters in Camp Crame. File photo

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday ordered an increase in police visibility in public areas in Metro Manila following the lowering of the alert level to 3.

“Based on the order of our SILG (Secretary of the Interior and Local Government) Eduardo Año, I have already directed our unit commanders in the National Capital Region to increase police presence in all possible areas of destination of our kababayan following the downgrading of alert level in Metro Manila,” said PGen Eleazar.

Eleazar said he also issued the order in response to a request by the Department of Health to maintain the safety protocol after reports of gatherings in churches, malls, parks, etc.

“Nauunawaan namin ang pagkabahala ng ating mga kasamahan sa Department of Health at sa medical community patungkol sa mga report na ipinakita kung saan nagdagsaan ang mga tao sa mga pasyalan, malls at iba pang mga lugar noong nakaraang weekend,” he added.

(We understand the concern of our colleagues in the Department of Health and the medical community regarding reports that have been shown where people flocked to sights, malls and other places last weekend.)

“Kasama sa aking kautusan ang coordination sa ating mga LGUs sa Metro Manila upang maayos na maipatupad ang minimum public health safety protocols at ibang pang mga restriction na ipapatupad sa NCR,” he added.

(My order includes coordination with our LGUs in Metro Manila to properly implement the minimum public health safety protocols and other restrictions to be enforced in NCR.)

Metro Manila is currently placed under Alert Level 3 from Oct. 16 to Oct. 31. This means more business establishments have been allowed to open and mobility restrictions have been relaxed.

READ: NCR eases to Alert Level 3; travel curbs also relaxed

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