CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement to place entire Luzon under “Enhanced Community Quarantine”, the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) mobilized about 10,000 uniformed personnel to implement quarantine checkpoints and control points along borders and boundaries of each province in Central Luzon.
PRO3 director Brig. Gen. Rhodel O. Sermonia said that starting midnight of last March 17 the police personnel were deployed all over the region and are currently manning control points.
He said the police officers carry thermal scanner guns to check if those who want to enter and exit the borders of each province, city or municipality are showing flu-like symptoms.
Sermonia said that strict implementation of all the directives of President Duterte for the entire duration of the enhanced community quarantine is being carried out and failure to abide by the foregoing guidelines and measures shall be subjected to appropriate action, both criminal and administrative, in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
He also urged the public to cooperate with authorities as the PNP is trying its best in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“It is definitely an inconvenience to all of us but we are doing this for the safety and protection of every one. I have directed our personnel to always uphold the law and respect for human rights must be observed at all times,” he said.
As of press time, the top cop of Central Luzon together with his Command Group is relentlessly conducting inspection in all established control points to ensure proper implementation.