PHILIPPINES— All is set for the Philippine National Police (PNP) as the governments begins the implementation of the granular lockdown and the alert level system in Metro Manila tomorrow, Sept. 16.

PNP chief General Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar said personnel of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) have already been instructed to familiarize the guidelines and continuously coordinate with the local government units of Metro Manila for the enforcement of the rules and even for necessary adjustments.

“We are continuously coordinating with the LGUs in Metro Manila for proper enforcement of these rules—from the identification of areas that would be placed under lockdown up to the distribution of assistance to the affected residents,” he added.

Part of the security adjustment, according to Eleazar, was the shortened curfew hours that will be observed once the National Capital Region shifts to Alert Level 4 with the implementation of granular lockdowns beginning September 16.

He said police personnel should work with barangay officials in implementing the curfew period.

Eleazar also appealed to the public to cooperate and follow, not just the curfew hours, but all the rules and regulations that will be enforced under the alert level systems and the granular lockdown.