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Duterte orders dismantling of all police checkpoints nationwide

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 06:41 PM October 29, 2016
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In this Sept. 9 photo, a checkpoint along Granada Street in Quezon City manned by the police and Army personnel reminds the public of the country’s alert status since the Sept. 2 Davao City bombing. INQUIRER PHOTO

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ordered the dismantling of all police checkpoints nationwide, except in certain instances.

“Except really if it necessary, only if there is specific reason to do it, I am ordering all checkpoints dismantled,” Duterte said in his speech during the launching of the Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex in Cotabato City.

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He said checkpoints should be conducted only if necessary.

“Pag walang purpose, pampagulo ng buhay ng Pilipino ’yan,” he said.

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“Kung ano-ano lang kayo, baka meron baka wala, ’wag ’yan and that’s for the entire country,” he added.

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The state of national emergency remains in effect until it is lifted by the President.

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