PNP to supervise all bgy checkpoints

TO ensure uniform implementation of prescribed guidelines on the enforcement of Enhanced Communitu Quarantine (ECQ), all checkpoints establushed by Local Government Unit (LGUs) must be supervised by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This was based on the directive of PNP Chief General Archie Gamboa.

In a memorandum to all Regional Directors by Police Major General Emmanuel Luis D Licup, PNP Director for Operations, the Chief PNP ordered all PNP Unit Commanders and Chiefs of Police to ensure that all QCPs established by city, municipal and barangay local governments are properly supervised by local PNP Units.

The same Memorandum also directed Chiefs of Police to ensure that all QCPs are compliant with the guidelines set by the Joint Task Force Covid Shield and the IATF-MEID to restrict movement of people while the Enhanced Community Quarantine is in effect.

Under IATF-MEID guidelines, QCPs shall be established by the Joint Task Force Coronavirus Shield composed of PNP, AFP, PCG, BFP from national to municipal levels. All QCPs at the Barangay level must be coordinated with the Municipal Joint Task Group and directly supervised by the PNP Unit Commander or Chief of Police.

Among guidelines in QCPs are the safe and unimpeded passage of food products, basic and essential commodities and authorized personnel categorized in the medical, agricultural, industrial and utilities sectors.