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PNP vows to respect human rights at NCR Plus border control points

PNP vows to respect human rights at NCR Plus border control points

The Philippine National Police on Sunday said it will ensure that human rights will be respected at border control points in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus.

"Patuloy na rerespetuhin ng mga pulis ang karapatang pantao sa mga ipinatutupad na border control points," PNP spokesperson Police Brigadier General Ronaldo Olay said in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB.

(Police will continue to respect human rights at border control points.)



The PNP began manning checkpoints at NCR Plus borders at 12 a.m. on Sunday.

This was after the Department of the Interior and Local Government issued an order on Saturday directing the Joint Task Force COVID Shield to enforce quarantine control points along boundaries of the NCR Plus areas starting midnight. The order is in compliance with Inter-Agency Task Force Resolution No. 130-A.

Only authorized persons outside residence (APOR) will be allowed to travel in and out the NCR Plus. Cargo or delivery vehicles, especially those bringing food, will also be allowed to cross quarantine control points.

The APOR will need to present IATF IDs issued by regulatory agencies; and valid IDs or pertinent documentation such as certificate of employment issued by establishments allowed to operate under the current quarantine classification.

Olay said those who are scheduled to have their COVID-19 vaccination will also be treated as APOR. They just need to present their vaccination card or notice regarding their inoculation schedule.



Metro Manila will be placed under enhanced community quarantine, the strictest enhanced community quarantine classification, from August 6 to 20 in light of the threat posed by the Delta coronavirus variant, Malacañang announced on Friday.

The Metro Manila mayors have agreed to continue with the 250,000 vaccinations a day during the two-week ECQ in the NCR, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Benhur Abalos Jr. said Saturday.

Olay said the PNP will deploy social distance patrollers and continue to remind the public to observe health and safety protocols at vaccination sites.

He added that members of the PNP medical reserve force may also serve as vaccinators. —KG, GMA News