PNP asked to explain relaxed border checkpoints

THE provincial board will summon the police provincial director on November 17 to explain why border checkpoints across the province have been relaxed despite the continuing threat of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).

Fourth District Board Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario initiated the inquiry noting that although Pangasinan remains under modified general community quarantine, he said he noticed that all border checkpoints have been removed and or/relaxed by the police allowing commuters to enter the province unhindered.

Rosario said there is a need to clarify the status of the implementation of health protocols, pointing out that the border checkpoints are control points to prevent the spread of COVID in Pangasinan.

Aside from P/Col. Redrico Maranan, police provincial director, Rhodyn Oro, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, will also be invited to shed light on the issue.

“COVID is still with us,” Rosario intoned.

“But we all know that checkpoints have already relaxed but curfew still stands,” Rosario said, adding that the movements of people in the province are returning to normal as if COVID is already gone. (PhilStar Wire Service/ECV)

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