NCRPO Chief PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS personally inspected the Simulation Exercise of LRT 1 at around 2:00 PM of May 29, 2020 as part of the preparation for the General Community Quarantine in Metro Manila.
According to the Regional Director, Team NCRPO is very keen into this preparation because this is a directive from the Chief, PNP, POLICE GENERAL ARCHIE FRANCISCO F GAMBOA.
The Metro Cops must supervise the social distancing in this place of convergence as part of precautionary measures against the virus. They will be using batons to avoid physical contact with the passengers.
The simulation exercise was plotted to test the effectivity and applicability of protocols as well as to find solutions on the problems that may arise during the resumption of operations. The rain that transpired during the dry run made the scenario more realistic for all passengers. According to officers of LRT1 , the unexpected rain has been noted and they are looking to possible solutions for it.
Meanwhile, with regard to the checkpoints during GCQ, the Quarantine Control Points will be maintained except for expressways. Further, patrol duties of policemen will be resumed to other places of convergence to ensure implementation of GCQ protocols and public safety.
“We ask for the cooperation of the public to occupy only the seats/areas that have markings. The policemen will not be inside platforms but will be deployed outside to implement social distancing at the queues. Nevertheless, rest assured that the Metro Cops will exercise maximum tolerance in carrying out our task and will be ready to respond in cases where police assistance is necessary,” PMGEN SINAS said.