Cargo trucks in quarantine-controlled points to still undergo random checks—PNP Chief

Aileen Cerrudo

Cargo trucks in quarantine-controlled points will still undergo random checks, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief PGen. Archie Gamboa.

In an interview on Get it Straight with Daniel Razon, the PNP Chief said they still want to ensure that cargo trucks entering quarantine-controlled points are not violating any policies.

“From time to time, pwede rin mag-inspect and PNP (the PNP can also inspect) because you know, other people might take advantage sa ganitong sitwasyon,” he said via phonepatch.

The PNP Chief, however, assured that there will be no delays in the process. Cargo trucks can enter and exit Metro Manila just as easily despite the random checks. Gamboa said there will fast lanes allotted for the cargo trucks.

Gamboa said the random checks also aims to ensure that there will be no contraband that will enter the country.

Meanwhile, the PNP Chief said local government units (LGUs) would still have to coordinate with the national police if they are going to place checkpoints in their respective areas.

He also warned local police against collecting any fees from residents.

“Very clear ang guidance ni Secretary [Eduardo] Año of the DILG [Department of the Interior and Local Government], na kapag mayroong ganitong checkpoint (the guidance of Sec. Año of the DILG is very clear, in checkpoints) nobody is authorized to collect fees,” Gamboa said.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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