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Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready to assist in the implementation of the granular lockdown and quarantine alert level system in the National Capital Region starting tomorrow, September 16.

PNP Chief Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar said personnel of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) have already been instructed to familiarize the guidelines and continuously coordinate with the local government units of Metro Manila for the enforcement of the rules and even for necessary adjustments.

“Handa na ang inyong PNP sa pagpapatupad ng mga bagong patakaran alinsunod sa guidelines na inilabas para sa enforcement ng granular lockdown at quarantine alert level system sa Metro Manila,” said PGen Eleazar.

“We are continuously coordinating with the LGUs in Metro Manila for proper enforcement of these rules—from the identification of areas that would be placed under lockdown up to the distribution of assistance to the affected residents,” he added.

Part of the security adjustment, according to PGen Eleazar, was the shortened curfew hours that will be observed once the National Capital Region shifts to Alert Level 4 with the implementation of granular lockdowns beginning September 16.

The PNP Chief said police personnel should work with barangay officials in implementing the curfew period.

PGen Eleazar also appealed to the public to cooperate and follow, not just the curfew hours, but all the rules and regulations that will be enforced under the alert level systems and the granular lockdown.

“Sa pagpapatupad ng mga patakarang ito simula bukas, hinihiling namin ang pakikipag-tulungan ng ating mga kababayan upang maayos na maipatupad ang mga ito at kalaunan ay makamit ang mithiin ng mga alituntuning ito na makontrol at tuluyang matapos ang pandemyang ito,” the Chief PNP said.

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