PNP chief orders daytime checkpoints in Metro Manila-A A +A
Sunday, February 3, 2013
MANILA -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima on Sunday ordered the setting up of daytime checkpoints to deter or catch criminals after recent high-profile crimes took place in Metro Manila.
"Yes, that is my order to chiefs of police and station commanders," Purisima said, when asked if there would be checkpoints during the day.
Purisima said he also ordered police personnel manning checkpoints to focus not just on motorcycles but on other types of vehicles.
Last week, police said they were considering daytime checkpoints.
Purisima said that however, at that time, there were issues to be considered including the possibility that the daytime checkpoints could slow down early morning traffic.
Several high-profile crimes were reported last month in Metro Manila including the armed robbery of a jewelry store at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City; fatal shooting of a businessman in San Juan City; robbery at a money transfer outlet in Parañaque City; and break-in at a pawnshop in Valenzuela City. (PNA)