NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday reminded the public to be AVA or Be Alert, Vigilant and Accountable to enjoy a safe and peaceful Yuletide.
The top Metro Manila police official said the citizenry should be constantly alert and vigilant against would-be criminals who will take advantage of the Christmas and New Year shopping rush.
“We are asking the public to bear in mind that personal accountability for own safety always matter,” Albayalde said.
The official said they remain in Full Alert status in line with the non-lifting of Proclamation Number 55 or “State of Lawlessness” and Threat Level Advisory System Alert-Level 3 declared by Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” M. dela Rosa.
He also assured that the security situation in Metro Manila is manageable with the local police having intensified their visibility in all places of interests, public places of convergence, vital installations, transportation terminals, and main thoroughfares.
“The cooperation and information from the public will help us prevent any possible crime or threat of terrorism,” Albayalde said.
The 2-star police general reminded the public to immediately report to the patrolling police or to the nearest police station any suspicious person or items.
“We need all information from the public so that your police can respond immediately and appropriately,” he said.
Albayalde said the NCRPO can be also be contacted through following hotlines: NCRPO 838-3203, text hotlines: 0917-708-1135 or 0917-856-1040, Northern Police District 285-2396 / 285-2838, text hotline: 0917-847-5757, 0905 - 454 – 2547, 0916-558-2419, Eastern Police District 641-0171/641-0877, text hotlines: 0915-888-8181/0999-901-8181/ 0917 – 728 – 3790, Manila Police District 523-1367 / 523-3378 text hotlines: 0919 – 995 – 0976 / 0917 – 899 – 2092, Southern Police District 519-5525 / 519-8644 text hotline: 0908 – 377 – 0025; and Quezon City Police District at 925-8417/ 0917 – 840– 3925. Information can also be relayed through text hotline 0995-645-1999/ 0919-496-7833 or through social media: Twitter@ncrporeact or facebook page @ NCRPOReact.