Mandaue’s 50 augmentation personnel to help impose protocols in barangays

By: Mary Rose Sagarino - CDN Digital Correspondent | February 09,2021 - 09:00 PM

Police Colonel Jonathan Abella | Photo courtesy of PRO-7

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The newly downloaded personnel in the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) will be used to augment the current police forces in the city, especially in the 27 barangays to monitor and strictly implement the health protocols against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The MCPO got 50 additional personnel from the Personnel Holding Administrative Section (PHAS) in the Police Regional Office in Region 7 (PRO-7).

Currently, the MCPO has a total of 470 personnel including the non-uniformed ones and the 50 newly downloaded officers.

Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, MCPO director, said the downloading of personnel is being done in every police office in Central Visayas to boost the deployment of the Quarantine Control Point personnel (QCP) and the station.

Abella added that under the guidelines issued by PRO-7 Director Police Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo, additional policemen should be posted in the Mandaue City Hall of Justice. Additional Pulis sa Barangay should also be posted in the city’s 27 barangays as suggested by station commanders.

As of the moment, there is only one Pulis sa Barangay in each barangay helping the barangay officials and tanods in implementing the health protocols.

The director said they may add two more Pulis sa Barangay in every barangay so that the monitoring and patrolling is done 24 hours.

Abella said they instructed the Pulis sa Barangay to give more emphasis on rekorida, visitation, and patrolling the interior portion of the barangays.

“Kay nakita nato nga kung dili nato patrolyahan ang mga interior portion maglakaw-lakaw manggud, niya naa pod usahay ang ato’ng curfew dili kaayo ma implement sa interior portion, kay basin diha naggikan ang ato’ng mga nagka close contact ba,” said Abella.

Abella said the QCP personnel will still be inspecting public transportation such as buses, traditional and modernized jeeps, among others, to ensure that the minimum health standards are being followed. /rcg

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TAGS: augmentation forces, COVID-19, health standards, Mandaue City, Mandaue City Police Office, Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, Pulis sa Barangay, Quarantine Control Point

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