The Philippine National Police Officer-in-charge PDDG Leonardo A Espina has ordered a nationwide security plan to ensure safe and secure travel of motorists and commuters this coming Lenten Season and Summer Vacation.
Espina assures the public that the PNP will ensure this year’s summer vacation to be peaceful and secured as outlined in its anti-criminality campaign dubbed as “Ligtas SUMVAC 2015”.
During this occasion, various occasions such as holy week, town fiestas, Bataan Day/Day of Valor, flores de mayo and other related activities that will start on the last week of March until the end of May this year. Such events are expected to generate numerous commuters and tourists who will travel to their respective provinces and tourist destinations and these may cause peace and order concerns including traffic congestions, accidents and other crimes. Criminal elements may take advantage of people converging in places such as beach and other tourist destinations for relaxation and recreation.
According to Directorate for Police Community Relations (DPCR) Director, Police Director Danilo S Constantino, “Police presence will be intensified through increased foot/mobile patrols, establish Police Assistance Desks/Centers (PADs/Cs) and deploy Road Safety Marshalls in convergence points particularly in bus terminals, airports, seaports, train stations, recreational areas including highways, main thoroughfares and crime prone areas to ensure maximum police presence”.
Furthermore, the PNP will continue its focus on manhunt operations against wanted persons, intelligence driven operations against criminal gangs and suspected threat groups, and service of warrants on loose firearms as stipulated in the Oplan Lambat Sibat.
“OIC, PNP PDDG Espina also instructed all RDs and Police Units to coordinate with Local Government Units (LGUs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and other government entities and volunteer groups in establishing PADs/Cs and deploying Road Safety Marshalls for a collaborative and unified delivery of public safety services and assistance”, PDir Constantino added.
The public’s social responsibility and cooperation is very vital in preventing crime in the community. Thus, the PNP leadership encourages the public to provide the police with relevant and timely information through social media (Twitter @pnppio and @pnphotline or PNP Facebook page) and Isumbong Mo Kay TSIP hotline at 0917-8475757. # Adapted News – PNP-PIO