The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) disclosed that crime rates have significantly dropped during the implementation of the Alert Level 3 classification in the capital region.
In an interview with Daily Tribune’s online morning program Gising Na!, NCRPO Public Information Office Police LT. Col. Jenny Tecson stressed that crimes continue to decrease based on the agency’s monitoring.
“Our recorded crimes continue to decline here in NCR and we are thankful to our staff that they really did not stop and that the pandemic did not become an obstacle for them to relax,” Tecson said.
She added that lawmen still apprehend those who violate minimum health public standards in line with city ordinances of which penalties vary from fines to warnings and noted that they remind those who are not properly wearing masks and not observing social distancing to follow the protocols.
Tecson stressed that they are intensifying the implementation of health and safety protocols now that the “no vax card no entry” policy is being done along with the ‘no vax card, no ride’ policy being implemented by the Department of Transportation (DoTr).
“Police are already checking the loading and unloading areas of bus terminals,” Tecson said. “The rest who didn’t have their vax cards on the first day, were just asked to go back to where they came from.”
“Those people who are exempted were allowed to ride as long as they have a document that says that they are among those who cannot be vaccinated,” she added.
The NCRPO official noted that the first day of the “no vax card, no ride” policy went smoothly despite some glitches.
Meantime, she disclosed that the Philippine National Police already conducted 2,342 Commission on Elections checkpoints in coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).