Eleazar urges public cooperation for safe, peaceful summer vacation

MANILA The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) urged the public to cooperate and support its anti-criminality endeavors for a peaceful and enjoyable summer vacation in the region.

NCRPO director, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar appealed to the public to be alert and report to the police any suspicious person or behavior and any untoward incidents or crimes through the PIO NCRPO Facebook Page@PIONCRPO2019; twitter@pioncrpo2019; and Isumbong Mo Sa Team NCRPO hotlines 0999-901-8181 or 0915-888-8181.

Ang NCRPO ay buong pwersang gagampanan ng aming tungkulin upang mapangalagaan at masigurong ligtas ang inyong pagbabakasyon. Gayundin, aking hinihiling sa ating mga kababayan ang kanilang kooperasyon at pagtalima sa batas upang sama-sama nating maranasan ang masaya at mapayapang bakasyon (The NCRPO will fully perform its duties to protect and secure summer travelers. In the same manner, I am asking the public for their cooperation and compliance with the law in order for the vacation season to be enjoyable), Eleazar said.

In observance of the Lenten Season and summer vacation, the NCRPO implemented the "Ligtas Sumvac 2019" and will deploy more than 11,500 police officers to secure the public including local and international tourists visiting Metro Manila.

He said particular emphasis will be placed on securing bus terminals, seaports and airports, adding that aside from the deployment of uniformed personnel and K9 units, assistance desks will also be set up in these facilities.

Eleazar also said police will secure churches which will be visited by Catholic faithful for the traditional Visita Iglesia.

The NCRPO chief, said they have yet to detect security threats in Metro Manila for the Holy Week.

So far, we have not received information on threats but we remain alert for the Holy Week, especially in places of convergence, like churches for those doing Visita Iglesia. We will deploy police assistance desk in churches here in Metro Manila as part of our preparations," Eleazar said.

Aside from the full alert status, the Metro Manila top cop, ordered all District Directors and Station Commanders to focus on the Enhanced Managing Police Operations Strategy, maximum police presence, establishment of Police Assistance Desks and Tourist Police Assistance Desks and other pre-emptive measures while the public celebrates the Lenten Season.

The five districts covered by the NCRPO are the Manila Police District (MPD), Quezon City Police District (QCPD), Northern Police District (NPD), Southern Police District (SPD), and Eastern Police District (EPD).

Eleazar said the NCRPO also coordinated with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Local Government Units (LGUs), force multipliers, volunteer groups and other concerned agencies in the conduct of anti-criminality operations; target hardening measures; traffic management/direction and control other related police public safety services to ensure the safety and protection of the public and their properties.

As part of the Ligtas Sumvac 2019, the NCRPO Chief said that its Regional Community Affairs Development Division (RCADD) distributed safety tips flyers for summer vacation; strengthened public engagement and information dissemination through series of inspections at places of convergence and transport services. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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