PNP Directorate for Operations
PNP INTENSIFIES SECURITY MEASURES FOR SUMVAC 2013
The Philippine National Police Chief, Police Director General Alan LM Purisima, has ordered a nationwide security plan to ensure safe and secure travel of motorists and commuters this coming Lenten Season and Summer Vacation.
Aside from the May 2013 polls, various occasions such as holy week, town fiestas, 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.
Director for Operations, Police Director Alex Paul Monteagudo has issued a memorandum to all Regional Directors of Police Regional Offices (RD, PROs) and Directors of PNP Operational Units (Aviation Security Group [AVSEGROUP], Maritime Group [MG], Highway Patrol Group [HPG], Civil Security Group [CSG], Communication and Electronics Service [CES], and Health Service [HS]) to implement the PNP LOI 13/2011 (SANG-INGAT-CHARLIE) attuned to Summer Vacation 2013.
PDIR Monteagudo said that the PNP will establish of 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. “PNP personnel who are deployed at convergence points and Police Assistance Desks are assigned to assist the general public. However, the mandatory police operations against criminal elements and dissident terrorists should not be overlooked” said Monteagudo.
Chief PNP 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.