The Provincial Police Office (PPO) has gone into full-alert status, as Palawan began its implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s order issued Monday night placing the entire Luzon under “enhanced community quarantine”.

P/Capt. Ric Ramos, the spokesperson of PPO, told Palawan News said Monday that they have already deployed their personnel throughout the province to assist the local government units (LGU) in carrying out their respective municipal directives.

“Tayo ay naka-full alert status, lahat din ng ating mga personnel ay naka-duty sa kani-kanilang istasyon 24 hours,” he said.

He also said that aside from their regular monitoring, they are now in support of the conduct of checkpoints in lieu of the fight against COVID-19.

“Automatic full alert status tayo, nagco-conduct tayo ng checkpoints kasama ang Local Government Unit (LGU) at Rural Health Unit (RHU) para ma-check ‘yong mga lumalabas at pumapasok sa mga borders ng munisipyo natin. Close in monitoring tayo, kasi may mga LGUs na nagdeclare na ng community quarantine so kasama tayo sa nga nagche-check ng mga temperatures,” he said.

Ramos also said that they now have personnel who are on standby in case the local government units (LGUs) will need additional support.

He added that their move is in support of the LGUs and the order of President Rodrigo Duterte.

He also said that some of the municipalities have declared the preventive measures and declared community quarantine where their personnel are also involved.

“Ang pagkakaalam ko lahat na ng LGU ay may preventive measures pero ang mga nagdeclare ng community quarantine ay may mga specific munisipyo tayo,” he said.