MANILA The Philippine National Police (PNP) assured that it is ready to respond to emergencies during the summer months through the implementation of its security plan dubbed 'Ligtas SUMVAC 2018'.
PNP Director General Ronald Bato M. dela Rosa said the 90-day security plan, which will officially start on Friday, will be in effect during the Holy Week break and the closing of the school year from March to April; the festivals and Flores de Mayo season in May; and will extend until the opening of classes in June.
There have been no validated reports of terrorist threats in Metro Manila while security forces and the intelligence network are continuously monitoring and doing their jobs, dela Rosa added.
During the period, security personnel will conduct mandatory security checks at airports, seaports, and bus terminals against criminal and terrorist elements.
Meanwhile, Oplan Bantay-Lakbay Police Assistance Centers will be placed on the entire stretch of Maharlika Highway and other major thoroughfares, while the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) will spearhead road safety operations in coordination with territorial units.
The PNP will field more security personnel and establish assistance desks in seaports and in all domestic and international airports nationwide.
In Metro Manila, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will spearhead the Oplan Bantay-Lakbay in coordination with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and other concerned government agencies.
The PNP urges the public to stay vigilant even as it assured that enough personnel are on standby and ready to respond to any situation.
The PNP National Operations Center in Camp Crame will serve as the hub and nerve center of all nationwide operations under Oplan Bantay-Lakbay. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency