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PNP-HPG to boost visibility in Edsa, crackdown on robberies, hijackings

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 04:59 PM August 28, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) Highway Patrol Group (HPG) will be deploying additional personnel along Edsa to boost its presence and crackdown on crimes such as hijacking and robbery.

Newly-appointed PNP-HPG director Brig. Gen. Eliseo Cruz said the unit will fielding 62 more police officers.

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“Nakakita tayo ng mga 62 patrolman and patrolwomen na dito nakaassign sa PNP-HPG headquarters na hindi sila authorized ma-assign dito [sa headquarters]. Ang deployment natin sa highways gaya ng Edsa,” Cruz told reporters in an ambush interview at the PNP-HPG headquarters on Wednesday.

Cruz said the HPG intends to also maximize its deployment in other areas in Metro Manila aside from Edsa.

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At present Cruz said the HPG has personnel aboard 20 patrol cars and 36 motorcycles on patrol in Edsa from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. /muf

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