LUZON-WIDE QUARANTINE: Disobedient PUV drivers to face arrest – PNP

first_imgLong line of motorists and pedestrians at the border of Muntinlupa and San Pedro, Manila on Tuesday as authorities begin implementing an “enhanced community quarantine” over the entire island of Luzon. EZRA ACAYAN/ GETTY IMAGES MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) warned Tuesday that disobedient drivers will be apprehended and their vehicles are to be impounded amid the Luzon-wide quarantine against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The country’s top cop added the PNP will also ask the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board to create an order that will be the basis in filing a case against drivers, operators of public utility vehicles that will be found plying the streets while the suspension order is in effect. No less than PNP chief General Archie Gamboa issued the directive as there were disobedient drivers who continued to operate despite the ordered suspension of all public transport modes. The entire Luzon island was placed under enhanced community quarantine after the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, which is now at 187, including 12 fatalities./PN “The LTFRB should really come up with a clear order that all are suspended so that pag-na-apprehend, it is not only the ticket of the Land Transportation Office they are going to take. They are also going to take administrative charges on the part of their franchise,” Gamboa said. “Sinabi ko kanina, highly specific na hulihin niyo lahat. Kung kailangan i-impound natin so that the people will see na really that we will enforce the law,” Gamboa told CNN Philippines.last_img

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