By Liezle Basa-Inigo
LINGAYEN– With the strict implementation of extreme enhanced community quarantine (EECQ) in Pangasinan, the Provincial Police Office (PPO) announced the arrested of 2,092 EECQ violators from March 16 to April 17.
Captain Ria Tacderan, public information officer of Pangasinan PPO, disclosed that over 2,000 PNP personnel have been deployed in the entire province of Pangasinan, and have remained on full alert status since the start of the implementation of the Luzon-wide ECQ to ensure the security and safety of the public amidst coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Sa atin pong probinsya, hindi po tayo nagrerelax at nakabantay po talaga ang ating mga kapulisan sa lahat ng quarantine control points sa bawat bayan,” said Tacderan.
Aside from Pangasinan PPO, Highway Patrol Group have also been manning dedicated control points in different boundaries in the province.
Pangasinan Police reported that with the strict implementation of the guidelines of EECQ in the province, some 235 individuals were arrested for violating Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC) or resistance and disobedience to a person in authority while 1,479 were invited to different police stations for violating the imposed curfew hours from 8pm to 5am.
“Aside from curfew hours and RPC violators, we were also able to arrest 359 persons for illegal gambling, 13 violators of liquor ban and six individuals for overpricing or profiteering of basic commodities and medical supplies,” Tacderan said .