In observation of the Lenten Season and Summer Vacation, the National Capital Region Police Office implemented the “Ligtas Sumvac 2019” and will deploy more than 11,500 police officers to secure the public including local and international tourists visiting Metro Manila this summer.
Summer vacations for students have started and is expected to last till June 3, 2019. During this season, various activities are being observed such as: Lenten Season; Philippine Veterans Week; Araw ng Kagitingan; Labor Day; National Flag Day; Flores de Mayo; and Fiestas. These activities draw huge numbers of people in places of convergence like malls, churches, recreational areas, tourist destinations & areas of transport services like the MRT, LRT, bus terminals, airports and seaports.
Aside from the full alert status, the NCRPO Regional Director, PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, ordered all District Directors and Station Commanders to focus on the Enhanced Managing Police Operations Strategy, maximum police presence, establishment of Police Assistance Desks and Tourist Police Assistance Desks and other pre-emptive measures while the public celebrates the Lenten Season.
The NCRPO also coordinated with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Local Government Units (LGUs), force multipliers, volunteer groups and other concerned agencies in the conduct of anti-criminality operations; target hardening measures; traffic management/direction and control other related police public safety services to ensure the safety and protection of the public and their properties.
Part of the Ligtas Sumvac 2019, the NCRPO through its Regional Community Affairs Development Division (RCADD), distributed safety tips flyers for summer vacation; strengthen public engagement and information dissemination through series of inspections at places of convergence and transport services.
Further, PMGEN ELEAZAR asked for the cooperation and support of the public to the NCRPO’s anti-criminality endeavors for a peaceful and enjoyable summer vacation in Metro Manila. He also encouraged the public to report immediately to the nearest Police Station and Police Assistance Desk whenever there is any suspicious person or activities observed. NCRPO can be contacted through social media accounts: Facebook Pio Ncrpo; Facebook Page@PIONCRPO2019; twitter@pioncrpo2019; and Isumbong Mo Sa Team NCRPO hotlines 0999-901-8181or 0915-888-8181.
“Ang NCRPO ay buong pwersang gagampanan ng aming tungkulin upang mapangalagaan at masigurong ligtas ang inyong pagbabakasyon. Gayundin, aking hinihiling sa ating mga kababayan ang kanilang kooperasyon at pagtalima sa batas upang sama-sama nating maranasan ang masaya at mapayapang bakasyon,” PMGEN ELEAZAR stated.