PNP helps in info drive as gov’t allows A5 group vax rollout

September 13, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 214 views

PHILIPPINE National Police chief General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar ordered his men to assist in an intensified information dissemination campaign on vaccination, rules on alert level system and granular lockdown as the government tries to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 and its more deadly variants.

Gen. Eleazar issued the order as the vaccination of those under the A5 category are now allowed according to vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.

The PNP chief instructed his ground commanders to assist in educating the public about the importance of the government’s inoculation program, especially the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

“Sa gitna ng patuloy na pagdami ng kaso ng COVID sa ating bansa, inatasan ko na ang lahat ng ating police commander na tumulong sa pagpapalakas ng information dissemination tungkol sa government vaccination program, lalo na at naumpisahan na ang pagbabakuna sa ating mga kababayan sa ilalim ng A5 Category,” he said.

Part of the A5 category includes indigent population not otherwise included in the preceding categories.

Gen. Eleazar also commanded the National Capital Region Police Office headed by Major Gen. Vicente D. Danao Jr. to strengthen their information campaign about the enforcement of the new alert level system and the granular lockdown to avoid confusion among the public.

He likewise ordered Metro Manila cops to be familiar with the new guidelines for its orderly enforcement.

“Kasabay nito ang aking kautusan sa ating mga tropa sa NCRPO na palakasin din ang information dissemination para sa implementasyon ng alert level system at granular lockdown upang maiwasan ang kalituhan ng ating mga kababayan sa pagpapatupad nito,” he said.

The PNP chief stressed the importance of being well-informed in this time of pandemic wherein fake news, especially in social media, has been prevalent.

“Mabisang sandata ang tamang kaalaman at pagtutulungan ng bawat isa sa laban sa COVID-19 kaya mananatiling aktibo ang inyong PNP sa pagpapatupad ng lahat ng paraan upang maiwasang lumala pa ang ating kinakaharap na pandemya,” he said.