ROXAS CITY—Brigadier Gen. Rene Pamuspusan, Western Visayas police regional director, recently reminded their personnel in the region to take good care of their health.
In his inspection of the Capiz-Iloilo border in Bgy. Aglalana, Dumarao, Capiz March 23, Pamuspusan said that the police, who are among the frontliners in the prevention of the spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), are also at risk while performing their function to ensure peace and order.
“Please take good care of your health and continue working for the safety of the people of Western Visayas,” he said.
“Ang ginagawa natin ay para sa kabutihan ng nakararami kaya tayo ay kailangang magsakripisyo. Ituloy-tuloy lang natin ang ating trabaho,” he said.
Pamuspusan appealed to their personnel to have patience since “nobody knows when this COVID-19 threat will end.”
He said that their troops are also conscious of the safety protocols as they are always reminded of their health, wellness and safety amid this health crisis.
He urged them to report to their immediate or higher officer if they are not feeling well, or should they know of anyone in their troop who manifests some signs and symptoms.
To date, they have not received any report on any policeman having manifestation of COVID-19 signs and symptoms.
“However in areas with confirmed cases, we are trying to restrict their movements,” he added.
He added that they are conducting daily disinfection in their offices. They will also give out improvised disinfectants to the PNP personnel’s uniforms.
There were no problems encountered especially in the borders as there is a smooth and continuous food delivery, except for a glitch at first at the port which was immediately corrected,” he said.
As to peace and order in the communities, he said that they have very minimal recorded cases and the same are manageable.
Pamuspusan is conducting inspection in the various provinces in Western Visayas to ensure that the directives of the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Philippine National Police in ensuring peace and orderliness are followed.