Policemen in Metro Manila were tasked to strictly implement the adjusted curfew hours of 12 midnight to 4 a.m. as part of the move to gradually reopen the economy anew.
Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), explained that the shortened curfew hours did not mean PNP personnel will be lax on enforcement and assured enhanced police visibility within the four-hour period.
“We will strictly implement the adjusted curfew hours. Shortening curfew hours will allow more people to visit malls, restaurants and other establishments, a move that would help our economic recovery from the effects of the pandemic,” Eleazar said.
The PNP Chief instructed the National Capital Region Police Office to closely coordinate enforcement with barangay officials who are also tapped to strictly implement the curfew.
Eleazar, meanwhile, appealed to the public to abide by the curfew to avoid arrest.
“We have always strictly implemented curfew and we will not hesitate to enforce our local ordinances and arrest curfew violators,” Eleazar warned.