The opening of classes was generally peaceful and orderly in all parts of the country as an estimated 23-million students returned to school for the start of the school year.
PNP Officer-in-Charge, Deputy Director General Leonardo A Espina, made this assessment as the National Operations Center at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame did not monitor any serious untoward incident from the different regions.
“I am personally satisfied with the deployment of troops for police beat patrol and visibility operations in Manila’s University Belt Area, and in school premises elsewhere around the country,” the PNP Officer-in-Charge said even as he reminded Regional and District Directors to maintain vigilance and sustain the same level of intensified police visibility operations in school areas to preclude any untoward incident.
Local DepEd officials and school authorities lauded preventive measures implemented by the PNP to sweep school vicinities of possible streetcrime activities. # Adapted News - (PNP-PIO)