More than 77,000 police personnel will be deployed for patrols and to areas of convergence to ensure the security of the public during the summer holidays.
In a statement on Friday, the Philippine National Police said 38,387 officers would be deployed for more police presence through mobile and foot/beat patrol.
Another 39,504 officers will be designated in select areas of convergence, including major thoroughfares, transportation hubs, terminals, commercial areas, and places of worship.
These police personnel will man police assistance desks and hubs to respond to the complaints and concerns of the public.
"We are expecting a large number of people to travel, especially during the Holy Week, and we want to make sure that they will have a safe and enjoyable experience,” PNP chief Police General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said.
Checkpoint operations will be intensified, and regular inspections and mobile patrols will be conducted.
Resorts, beaches, and other establishments are encouraged to observe minimum public health standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The campaign against illegal drugs, gambling, and other criminal activities will also be intensified.
“We call on the public to cooperate with us and follow the rules and regulations set by the government to deter the occurrence of crimes," Azurin said.
The PNP has launched its annual "Ligtas Sumvac (Summer Vacation) 2023" campaign following the onset of the summer holiday season and the expected influx of visitors to tourist destinations and places of worship. —VBL, GMA Integrated News