Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- Following the issuance of a Memorandum from President Duterte directing PDEA as the sole agency to conduct anti-illegal drug operations as tasked under the anti-drug law, mandating other law enforcement agencies to defer to PDEA, the entire Philippine National Police- Police Regional Office 3 will continue to   concentrate on its law enforcement activities especially on decreasing street crimes as this is where its mandated tasks of ensuring peace and order and keeping the communities safe are focused.

            Consequently, PDG RONALD DELA ROSA gave his directives on putting a stop, if not triple efforts to reduce the occurrence of shooting incidents perpetrated by Riding in Tandem (RIT)/Motorcycle Riding Criminals (MRC) as this is considered to be one of the major street crimes that destroys the reputation and credibility of the PNP.

            Relatedly, all PNP Drug Enforcement Units down to police stations are dissolved while the PNP Drug Enforcement Group will only be limited to intelligence gathering and consolidation  after which, reports will immediately be submitted to PDEA. Also, all drug-related cases under investigation shall be turned-over to PDEA.

            PRO3 Regional Director PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS said that “We are always on our toes in implementing our intensified focused police operations as we keep our eyes always open against lawless elements and their activities. Crime prevention is a 24-hour task and is a serious business to be handled by us in the PNP. My marching order of the “No Text while on Duty Policy” is strictly being observed by police personnel performing field duties so as to concentrate on providing public safety and security.”

            “The police should be “seen and felt” more which in turn would create an atmosphere of safety and protection to the public,” PCSUPT CORPUS further stated.