June 25, 2024

フィリピン警察 ECQ違反者により寛容な態度




PNP vows to exercise maximum tolerance vs health protocol violators during ECQ

MANILA (UPDATE) – The country’s top cop said Friday police officers would exercise maximum tolerance as they start implementing protocols under the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila.

In an interview on ANC’s Rundown, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said arresting health protocol violators would be the last resort.

“Kung talagang insisting ang mga ‘yan lalo na kung meron talagang disobedience, obstruction and related criminal offenses then we will arrest them,” said Eleazar
Eleazar said that police manning border control points could just deny motorists passage if they are found to be violating the rule on Authorized Person Outside Residence (APOR) while local ordinances would be imposed on those who don’t comply with health protocols and defy the stay-at-home order.

“But basically maximum tolerance and we will respect the rights of each citizens,” he said.

Metro Manila is now under ECQ until August 20 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19’s highly transmissible Delta variant.

The PNP previously said that non-APORs are banned from driving for APORs. But following public clamor against the rule, Eleazar said they consulted with the National Task Force and this was eventually reversed.

“But naglagay tayo ng restrictions that the employers of these worker APOR should provide a certification showing the certificate of employment of the worker APOR, indicating also the name of the non-APOR driver to include its vehicle. Ilagay na rin natin doon ‘yung copy of the business permit para malaman natin na talagang itong establishment na ito is part of the permitted industries,” he said.

(They should also include there a copy of their business permit for us to know if they are part of the permitted industries.)