By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) assured the public of its full implementation of security measures following President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s mandate to keep everything in order as soon as schools open for in-person classes next month.
“There were already some schools that started the limited face-to-face classes. We will be using the same template in the execution of security procedures to maintain a peaceful and friendly environment in schools,” PNP OIC Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said.
The PNP expects that when there will be 100% implementation of the physical classes, more people will be going out, not only in schools, but also in other public places.
“These areas of convergence are critical to our monitoring against criminal acts. We are also aware that the health protocol must still be observed just like the wearing of face masks to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus and other infectious diseases,” Danao added.
Danao is looking forward to coordinating with other agencies, especially the Department of Education to iron out the detailed plan of action in ordinary school days and emergency situations.
“Integral to this is the identification of critical areas noted for crime incidence and those with high Covid-19 cases. Consequently, more personnel will be deployed in these areas,” Danao said. (ai/mtvn)