PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa

The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced on Monday that no major incident was reported on the first day of transitioning the whole Metro Manila from Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) to General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

PNP spokesman Police Brigadier General Bernard Banac revealed that the observance of the first day of GCQ in Metro Manila and the modified GCQ in other areas was largely peaceful and orderly.

“Except for reports of stranded commuters due to inadequate public transportation, no other significant reports of major untoward incidents were recorded since the opening hours of June 1st,” Banac said.

Meanwhile, PNP chief Police General Archie Gamboa organized all police units in the Metro to provide rides for commuters who will be stranded due to limited mass transport vehicles. 

He guaranteed that police officers are prepared to extend maximum assistance to all workers who will travel to their offices as GCQ in Metro Manila continues. 

Gamboa also reiterated to the commuters to strictly follow health and safety protocols as checkpoints and curfew hours will continue to be implemented.

Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo, on the other hand, said they are open to make necessary adjustments with the deployment of its personnel in the coming days due to the shift to GCQ.

“We are prepared to deploy our personnel in relation to the changes in the local quarantine status,” Arevalo stated.  (RJ Espartinez)