June 21, 2024

Close to 54,000 police officers across the country have been deployed to ensure safe travel for motorists and commuters during the Lenten season and the rest of the summer months, the Philippine National Police said.
PNP spokesperson, Col. Jean Fajardo said 53,989 police officers will ensure peace and order and enforce minimum public health protocols for travelers nationwide.
“So far, we have not monitored any credible threat coming from any local threat group. However, we cannot be complacent, and so we are still conducting continuous intelligence gathering and monitoring to preempt any atrocities that can be planned, especially in areas that are known to have the presence of threat groups,” Fajardo said.
Fajardo said the police force is now on heightened alert which means police personnel are not allowed to go on leave.
“We remind our fellow Filipinos planning their trips to tourist destinations to bring along the necessary protection against Covid-19,” she said.
“Just don’t forget the minimum public health safety protocols. Don’t forget to always wear face masks and practice social distancing wherever you go,” she added.
She also advised those traveling to provinces to secure their houses and refrain from posting their travel plans on social media. – PNA