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PNP deploys 1,501 personnel for ECQ patrol 

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About 1,501 more police officers will be deployed to areas in Metro Manila where people converge to ensure that minimum health protocols are observed during the week-long enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), which coincided with the Holy Week, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, said the personnel would patrol places of worship, malls, markets, commercial areas, and community centers.

"The NCRPO also coordinated with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, local government units, along with 15,343 force multipliers involving barangay peacekeeping action teams, traffic enforcers, security guards, and other volunteer groups to aid in the public safety services," Danao added.

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A total of 8,858 police officers have been deployed to the streets for the usual anti-criminality operations and other public safety services.


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