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NCRPO tells chiefs of police to have big facility for quarantine violators

June 30, 2020

The chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Tuesday said he advised chiefs of police to have a facility where they will be able to house a large number of arrested suspects who violated health protocols.

Police Major General Debold Sinas made the statement after at least 100 people were arrested inside a restobar last Sunday for violating social distancing.

According to one of the violators, social distancing was also not observed during their arrest.

Sinas said Makati Central Police Station cannot cater  to all the arrested violators that’s why he ordered the chief of police to find a large space for them

“That’s why we slowly processed them and moved to Guadalupe Nuevo gym… so the Makati police only used their station as a sort of standby area,” he added.

“With our experience in Makati City, we advise all chief of police, in case they will have this kind of arrest or (operation on) violation of quarantine law, there is a place ready and no need to bring it to the police station,” he said.

Makati City police chief Col,.Oscar Jacildo said those who are arrested underwent inquest  for violating Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code and Republic Act. 11332. Ella Dionisio/DMS