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PNP told to address robberies committed by motorcycle-riding criminals

Police Chief General Dionardo Carlos gives an update to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a meeting with key government officials at the Malacañan Palace on December 27, 2021. KING RODRIGUEZ/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to act on the rising incidents of robbery hold ups involving motorcycle-riding thugs.

“There’s a spike of holdups na riding in tandem. May — somebody report it to me. So kindly look into this problem,” President Duterte told PNP chief General Dionardo Carlos during the chief executive’s Talk to the People aired on Tuesday.

General Carlos said the police will address the issue raised by the President.

Meanwhile, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año reminded the public that it is prohibited under Executive Order No. 28 to use firecrackers particularly during the celebration of New Year.

“Dito po sa, ipinapakita po natin na ang mga publiko ay dapat sumunod at ang ating mga lokal na pamahalaan, sapagkat magpapatupad po tayo ng law enforcement through Executive Order No. 28 na naglalayong regulahin, kontrolin ang pagbebenta at paggamit ng mga paputok o fireworks or firecrackers,” Año said during President Duterte’s weekly address.

“At ang ating mga PNP, Bureau of Fire Protection at LGUs ay inaasahan nating magpapatupad nang mahigpit ng regulasyon na ito.”

Local government units (LGUs) may designate community fireworks display areas permitted by the PNP with the supervision of a designated safety officer.

“Mas mabuti pa po sa ating mga kababayan na talagang tahimik na lamang i-celebrate ang ating New Year para na rin iwas COVID at iwas disgrasya sa paputok,” Año said. PND