Oca deploys cops in spots with top ECQ violations

May 23, 2020
Policemen on stand-by position in front of a supermarket near the new Caloocan City Hall.

TO ensure that nobody will violate the implementation of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), Caloocan City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan ordered the deployment of local police to the areas where rampant violations are committed.

The city chief executive said policemen will continue to conduct foot patrol not only in malls, supermarkets and other establishments allowed to open during MECQ but also in public places where residents frequently spent their time before the lockdown.

The mayor said policemen led by city police chief P/Col. Dario Menor continued to conduct police checkpoints to ensure that only frontliners, workers allowed to go to work and persons with quarantine pass will be given permission to go out of their house.

However, those who were permitted to go out of their house must continue to follow the guidelines including wearing of face mask, observed social distancing and avoid mass gatherings since these are the new normal.

Mayor Oca expressed his gratitude to the local policemen as he commended them for their strict implementation of MECQ guidelines and at the same time called on residents to follow the rules and guidelines set by the city government.