Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – The entire police force of Central Luzon continues to be on its toes as the same state of security preparedness to address security and public safety concerns in the entire region is being carried out during the celebration of the holidays in consonance with “IMPLAN 29/2018” ( LIGTAS PASKUHAN).
PRO3 Regional Director PCSUPT JOEL NAPOLEON M COROENL stamped his directives to all City/Provincial Directors from the different Police Provincial/City Police Offices to continuously conduct police focused operations and sustain the level of alertness and vigilance being displayed as Enhanced Managing Police Operations is being carried out. Likewise, security inspections and police presence are further intensified in all bus terminals and places of convergence. Stringent anti-criminality information drive is also being carried out in barangays and commercial business areas as one of its pro-active measures to complement its operations.
As early as December 15, 2018, Police Assistance Desks manned by 1,500 PNP personnel were put in place in full force to cover all transport terminals, business and commercial establishments and places of worship not only to ensure public safety and order, but also to provide public assistance to missing persons particularly children and elderly in collaboration with other agencies and volunteer organizations. This will be complemented by carpeted deployment of Motorist Assistance Hubs with Route Safety Marshals composed of 772 PNP personnel in major thoroughfares and secondary roads in the region round the clock until the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6, 2018.
Extensive utilization of force multipliers such as volunteer groups, .private security guards and government security forces as partners to enhance security coverage in the communities is also being undertaken by Police Regional Office 3.
Over-all, almost 6,500 PNP personnel are being deployed together with around 10,400 force multipliers for the duration of the Holidays.
Meanwhile, in its last-ditch efforts to prevent the manufacture, distribution, and sale of banned and dangerous firecracker products in the market that would be used for New Year’s Eve celebrations, series of inspections are being conducted by PNP-PRO3 among firecracker stores and warehouses in Bulacan.
Relatedly, PCSUPT CORONEL reiterated his reminder to the public to refrain from using prohibited firecrackers to avoid any untoward incident during the celebration of New Year.