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PNP inspects crowded areas to ensure public safety and security this holiday season

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Police Director Oscar Albayalde together with his men in NCRPO inspected the public places and malls to ensure the safety of the public.

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) wants to ensure the safety and security of the public this holiday season.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Oscar Albayalde made rounds in crowded areas in Metro Manila, Thursday, to also ensure the sufficient number of deployed policemen.

The NCRPO deployed 9,500 policemen across Metro Manila.

The training of 200 Police Officers 1 has been temporarily suspended to augment to the number of policemen deployed in crowded areas.

They will man Metro Manila to prevent individuals from firing their guns during the New Year revelry and arrest those who would do so.

Even cops on floating status will also be deployed.

“Habang kami nagtatrabaho, sila ang sarap ng buhay nila kung nandoon lang sila sa headquarters. So we might as well use them, kasi agrabyado ang gobyerno na sila sumusweldo at nandoon lang sila sa headquarters,” said Albayalde.

(While we are working, they are resting at the headquarters. We might as well use them because the government is at a disadvantage if they are getting their salaries but they are just at the headquarters.)

The PNP wants to ensure the proper implementation of security measures this holiday season, the time of the year when people are crowding into malls and markets.

According to Albayalde, the PNP is on a full alert 24/hours a day to man the public places.

The police have not monitored any threats to the security of the public from terrorists or rebel groups.

People are expected to flock to public markets tomorrow. In Divisoria, police are on full guard.

“Yung pupunta po dito yung mga mamimili tsaka mamamasyal, pinapayuhan po namin na as much as possible not to wear any valuables na. Itago nila yung mamahaling mga alahas nila mga relo mga bag at kung ano mang gamit including mga cellphones,” said MPD Director PCSupt. Joel Coronel.

“Huwag natin bigyan ng pagkakataon ang masasamang loob na mga shop lifters, pick pockets at tsaka mga snatchers na they will become prey or victims to them,” he added.

(Consumers who will come here, we advise you not wear any valuables as much as possible. Keep your expensive pieces of jewelry, such as watches, and even their bags, and cell phones, out of sight. Let’s not give thieves the chance to commit crimes. Do not fall prey or become their victims.)

The Manila Police District (MPD) has recorded 14 cases of petty crimes in Divisoria since December 1.  All the suspects have been arrested.

The PNP also deployed more cops to the bus terminal for the security of passengers.

Albayalde reminded policemen to properly perform their duties. He also warns cops who are just texting and chatting with each other while on duty. According to the NCRPO chief, he will not hesitate to fire cops who will not properly perform their tasks.

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PNP-HPG says Makati to Cubao in 5 minutes is possible if…

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) on Monday said it is looking at several measures to meet the deadline set by President Rodrigo Duterte in reducing the travel time from Cubao in Quezon City to Makati City to five minutes.

PNP-HPG Director Brigadier General Robert Fajardo said that in order to comply with Duterte’s order to shorten the travel time, they are looking at closing down all bus terminals along Edsa, transferring all bus barriers and motorcycle lane to decongest Metro Manila’s major thoroughfare.

“‘Yung motorcycle lane ay nasa fast lane, kaya imo-move natin ito dito sa pangatlong lane, para yung fast lane ay talagang mabilis, hindi nag-aagawan. At yung motorcycles hindi nakikipag-patintero sa mga sasakyan,” he said.

The President earlier said the travel time from Cubao to Makati will be shortened to five minutes by December.

According to Fajardo, the five-minute travel is possible during off-peak hours, adding that he completed the simulation from Guadalupe to Cubao within 4 minutes and 58 seconds.

The simulation was conducted early in the morning with a motorcycle escort.

“Wala namang sinabi si Presidente kung anong oras at anong araw so kaya,” he said.

When asked if the 5-minute travel is possible without a police escort, Fajardo said this may be done if motorists will travel around 1:00 a.m.

During the sidelines of the “Angkas Pilot Run” in Quezon City, Fajardo admitted to reporters that the chief executive’s directive was a tall order but they will do their best to help the government achieve its goal.

“We will try our best to comply with the orders of the president,” Fajardo said.

He also said they are now working with the MMDA and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) in resolving heavy traffic along Edsa.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) earlier said that traveling from Cubao to Makati within 5-minutes is “mathematically impossible.” (with details from Lea Ylagan)

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NCRPO to impose sanctions vs establishments allowing students to enter during school hours

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2019

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will impose sanctions against establishments allowing students to enter their premises during class hours.

This was after NCRPO Director Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar caught 12 high school students during his inspection.

They were playing online games and browsing social media at a computer shop called Sandbox CyberCafe in West Rembo, Makati City.

Eleazar said the establishment has violated Department of Education (Deped) Order 86, series of 2010 which bans students inside computer shops, malls, and theaters during school hours.

Based on the Deped order, violators may possibly face suspension or revocation of their permit to operate.

“Responsibilidad ito ng establisyimento na pagbawalan itong mga estudyante. Alam mo itong mga bata, alam mong mapusok iyan, (It is the responsibility of these establishments to ban the students. You know kids, they are very eager),” he said.

The NCRPO Director is already coordinating with the local government unit (LGU) in Makati for the corresponding sanction against Sandbox CyberCafe.

Meanwhile, all police community precincts and police station commanders were also ordered by Eleazar to inspect around the school area especially the computer shops.(with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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LIST: Road closures for PH Independence Day on June 12

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Police District (MPD) Traffic Enforcement Unit on Tuesday announced it will implement road closure and rerouting of vehicles in some parts of Manila on June 12 for the celebration of the country’s 121st Independence Day.

In an advisory, the MPD said the following roads will be closed on Wednesday beginning at 5 a.m.:

  • North and southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak drive to Pres. Quirino Avenue
  • North and southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard from TM Kalaw Avenue to Pres. Quirino Avenue

Authorities also advised motorists on the following traffic rerouting schemes:

  • All light vehicles traveling along Bonifacio Drive intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Blvd. should turn left at P. Burgos, turn right to Ma. Orosa, or go straight to Finance Road to point of destination
  • Motorists from the westbound of Kalaw Ave. intending to use the southbound lane of Roxas Blvd. should turn left to MH Del Pilar to point of destination.
  • All light vehicles intending to use the northbound lane of Roxas Blvd. should turn right Pres. Quirino to point of destination.

From 5:00 a.m. onwards, trucks will also not be allowed to enter Roxas Boulevard from the following roads:

  • Corner of Pres. Quirino Avenue to Katigbak Drive
  • Bonifacio Drive from Anda Circle to Katigbak Drive
  • President Quirino Avenue Extension (Plaza Dilao)

All trucks traveling along Bonifacio Drive, intending to use the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard, should take the roundabout of Anda Circle going northbound to R10, turn right to Capulong, and take the south truck route to point of destination.

Trucks intending to traverse the northbound lane of Roxas Blvd. should turn right to Pres. Quirino Avenue to point of destination.

While trucks that are going to ply the Pres. Quirino Avenue Extension to UN Avenue should go straight to Pres Quirino Avenue to Nagtahan to point of destination.

Use of aerial drones over the vicinity of the event areas and the United States Embassy is prohibited, the MPD said.

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