PNP fully prepared for extended ECQ

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa yesterday said that they are fully prepared for the 2-week extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon and other parts of the country as he ordered the creation of a body to manage police resources and supplies during the lockdown period.

Gen. Gamboa said the PNP Administrative Support to CoVid-19 Operations Task Force (ASTF) was activated on Monday  to ensure efficient delivery of administrative support to ongoing operations of Joint Task Force CV Shield.

PNP Deputy Chief for Administration, Lieutenant Gen. Camilo Pancratius P. Cascolan was named as ASTF commander with Major Gen. Cesar Hawthorne R. Binag, the PNP Chief Directorial Staff as his assistant task force commander.

Gen. Gamboa said the ASTF was created ito manage local health emergency issues in Luzon and other areas during the extended ECQ.

“We are preparing our optimum and efficient management, distribution and utilization of resources and supply chain for the long haul,” the PNP chief said.

Directors from eight PNP Directorial Staff Offices were designated as members of the ASTF which will oversee administrative requirements within the functional field of their respective Directorates.