PNP lowers alert after peaceful Undas

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said that it is lowering down its alert-level status in several regions following this year peaceful observance of All Saint’s Day.

PNP Spokesman, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr., said they are lowering down their status from full-alert to heightened alert effective 8 a.m. Thursday as the public troops back to their respective homes.

The regional police offices and police units whose status are being lowered down are from regions one to eight, the National Capital Region, National Support Units (NSU) and Camp Crame.

But, police regional offices in region 9 to 13, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the elite PNP Special Action Force (SAF) will continue to maintain a full-alert status, the PNP spokesman said.

“All Unit Commanders are reminded to secure all PNP camps and offices, vital installations, economic key points and places of convergence of people,” Cruz said in a text message to reporters in Camp Crame.

However, the PNP spokesman said that police ground commanders are given the discretion to upgrade their alert-level based on the prevailing situation in their respective areas of responsibility.

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