The National Capital Region Police Office under the leadership of PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS participated in the PNP’s endeavor of extending help to Locally Stranded Individuals from NCR through the national government’s ‘Hatid Tulong’ Program conducted at Quirino Grandstand on July 4-5, 2020.
The Hatid-Tulong Program is a government-wide initiative which aims to assist and ferry stranded individuals in Metro Manila back to their home provinces.
During the kick off of the said activity, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS was present together with other distinguished officials such as PGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO GAMBOA, the Chief, Philippine National Police; Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade; Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana; Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea; and Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr.
Consequently, Ermita Police Station provided area security and area monitoring on the two-day activity to ensure that all of the people in the parading grounds are safe and compliant to the health and safety protocols.
A One Stop Shop and other helpdesks were also established in order for the LSIs to process the necessary documents required for them in order to return to their hometowns. They also underwent rapid anti body test administered by the Department of Health and health workers of the PNP.
Upon completion of the process, people were boarded on several buses prepared to ferry them back to their provinces.
A total of 2,836 LSIs were transported to Northern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao during the two-day “Hatid Tulong Program” of the government.
Meanwhile PGEN ARCHIE FRANCISCO GAMBOA instructed all Police Regional Offices to strictly implement travel guidelines and health and safety protocols to the receiving provinces to contain the spead of COVID 19.
“We deployed our personnel to guarantee the safety, orderliness and security within the area while other assistance were also rendered by our frontliners. We are elated to assist thousands of our people who had been locked here in NCR, going through hard days and longing for their loved ones due to the implementation of community quarantine,” said PMGEN SINAS.