Central Luzon police placed under highest security alert for ‘Rolly’

Published November 1, 2020, 2:49 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

Police forces in Central Luzon were placed under the highest security alert status in anticipation of the expected onslaught of typhoon “Rolly” in the region.

Residents of Manila living near coastal and low lying areas stay on temporary shelter set up by the local government of Manila as part of their preemptive evacuation as Super Typhoon “Rolly” intensifies. (Jansen Romero / MANILA BULLETIN)

Police Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, director of the Police Regional Office 3, said he had already directed all provincial, city, and municipal police commanders to  work closely with their local disaster risk reduction management councils (DRRMCs).

“We are now on full alert status. All guidelines under the PNP Critical Incident Management Operational Procedures (CIMOP) are strictly being observed which includes equipment and related capabilities for disaster response and assistance,” said De Leon.

De Leon also said his men were instructed to properly observe the minimum health safety standard by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID).

“All deployed personnel for response operations to typhoon ‘Rolly’ continue to observe the minimum health standards such as wearing protective gears, use of alcohol and sanitizers, and other measures,” he said. De Leon called on the public living in danger zones to evacuate to safer areas.