Dionardo B. Carlos

PNP all set to secure F2F classes in 288 NCR schools

December 5, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 116 views

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos yesterday assured their preparedness to secure 28 Metro Manila schools where face-to-face classes will resume on Monday.

“It’s all systems go for the PNP as the pilot implementation of the face-to-face classes in 28 Metro Manila schools commences today, Monday,” the top cop said.

The PNP already has the list of the participating schools where the deployment of police personnel will be expected.

“The resumption of the face-to-face learning setup is not new anymore for us since other schools have already started this last November. We just have to follow the template and remind our police personnel to strictly limit themselves from going inside school premises unless there is a request for security assistance,” Carlos said.

He also reminded the students, along with parents and guardians to still practice minimum health protocols such as wearing of facemask and frequent hand washing as part of their measure to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and its more deadly variants.

The Department of Education (DEPED) gave the green light for the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in the metropolis.

The PNP chief also noted that the recent Pangasinan incident where some police personnel was photographed inside a classroom with long firearms during the first day of physical class will serve as a lesson to remind the PNP personnel of the DEP-ED order.

“Schools are zones of peace and we will acknowledge that. Much has been done to orient our personnel regarding this policy,” Carlos emphasized.

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) headed by Major Gen. Vicente D. Danao Jr. has called on students, teachers and their other stakeholders to maintain their vigilance and ensure that they will strictly comply with minimum health safety protocols especially the mandatory wearing of face masks and observance of physical distancing.

By doing so, police will only provide limited presence outside the school compounds except on emergencies when police assistance is sought by school authorities, said Carlos.