Carlos to poll bets: Follow MMDA guidelines on caravan

February 12, 2022 Zaida I. Delos Reyes 330 views

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) called on all candidates to follow the guidelines issued by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) prohibiting them to conduct campaign caravans in major thoroughfares on weekdays.

PNP Chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos said he agrees with the MMDA that caravans should only be allowed on weekends and holidays.

“We also agree these caravans should only be allowed on weekends and holidays, according to the guidelines of the MMDA. This will be practical since lesser volume of vehicles are out on the streets,” Carlos said.

He added that the scheduling arrangement will be convenient for the motorists and commuters who are rushing to and from their destinations on weekdays.

“I hope that the candidates and their supporters will understand that they should not be the cause of delay for the general public. May we also remind them to get the necessary permit from the LGU concerned whenever they want to conduct a motorcade or caravan,” Carlos added.

In line with this, Carlos assures that the PNP will assist in whatever possible way to ensure the smooth flow of traffic for the benefit of the people.