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LOOK: Albayalde inspects security at bus terminal on Holy Wednesday

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 12:25 PM April 17, 2019

PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde (center, right) chats with a female passenger with her child at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal on Holy Wednesday, April 17, 2019. INQUIRER.NET / CONSUELO MARQUEZ

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde on Wednesday personally inspected bus terminals in Metro Manila to assess security measures there.

The PNP chief interacted with passengers and security guards to remind them of safety measures during Holy Week.

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National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar, Quezon City Police District director Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel and PNP spokesman Col. Bernard Banac accompanied Albayalde.

The officials checked police assistance desks tasked to secure and assist passengers mostly leaving for the provinces to commemorate the Holy Week.

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Among the places the police chief visited were the Araneta Bus Station in Cubao, the Victory Liner in Pasay and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Police officials led by PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde (second from right, seated) inspect an assistance desk on Holy Wednesday, April 17, 2019. INQUIRER.NET / CONSUELO MARQUEZ

Albayalde said policemen in Metro Manila and in tourist spots were on full alert status while those in some regions were only on heightened alert.

He cited places of convergence, churches and tourist destinations as under full alert.

“Doon sa hindi mapuntahan ng tourist natin heightened alert lang,” Albayalde told reporters in an ambush interview.

About 91,000 policemen have been deployed nationwide to secure vacationers and devotees observing the Holy Week, Albayalde said. /cbb

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NCRPO director Major General Guillermo Eleazar talks to a member of a rescue team while inspecting security plan at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal on Holy Wednesday, April 17, 2019. INQUIRER.NET / CONSUELO MARQUEZ

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