National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) Chief Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao, Jr. on Monday said that the police will implement maximum tolerance on the first day of the unified curfew in Metro Manila.
In a radio interview, Danao added that only the authorized person outside residence (APOR) are exempted from the curfew starting tonight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
“We have already instructed our city directors to implement the curfew starting tonight. Ang atin pong pinapatupad number one diyan yung stay at home lalong-lalo na sa mga non-APOR sa lahat ng barangay sa ating buong kamaynilaan, sa buong NCR, so istrikto po namin ipapatupad,” Danao said.
Danao added that the police are also tasked to ensure that the minimum health protocols are being followed such as the wearing of face mask, face shield and social distancing.
“We will exercise maximum tolerance pa rin para naman mapagbigyan baka yung iba hindi nila alam na effective na tonight, we will be implementing a uniform curfew sa buong NCR pero ung iba na may katigasan ang ulo, we will forewarn them, pero yung iba na hindi talaga susunod, baka yun ang huhulihin natin,” Danao added.
He said that the local government units (LGUs) have their own existing ordinances on the penalties for the violators of the unified curfew.
“I hope na yung iba na gagawin lang ay magliliwaliw lang, try to stay at home muna,” according to Danao.
At the same time, Danao noted a spike in the number of PNP personnel being infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“There is a spike also, as of Saturday, may namatay tayo na isang officer na allegedly na biktima ng COVID,so yan po ang isang binabantayan, and patuloy nating pinapatupad lalo na ang pag-observe ng minimum health protocol,” he said.
Danao also advised the members of PNP to observe the health protocols, saying those who will violate will also be facing charges.
“We have been advising them not to break the health protocols, katulad simpleng pagpa-party, siguro naman after one year of implementation, siguro naman kung ano yung violation… we keep on reminding them, kung matigas ang ulo, they will be facing administrative charges. Definitely, we will not tolerate violations,” according to Danao.
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