The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will support and obey President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to reclaim highways used by private organizations.
The NCRPO is committed to supporting the President’s directive to reclaim government land from unscrupulous individuals who have privatized these lands for their own use.
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said previously that Metro Manila mayors have 45 days to clear government highways of obstructions. The police will safeguard and defend the members of the clearing teams as well as supervise the President’s order violators.
Historically, the MMDA’s clearing attempts indicate that these violators come back to do their thing again. The police will be more active and aggressive in facing these violators.
President Duterte’s directive is evident. Clean the roads and allow the public to use government infrastructure. Anarchy must be contained. It’s about time the country starts cleaning itself up.
Duterte lamented the traffic congestion in the capital in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 22.
A research by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) showed that the Philippines is losing some P3.5 billion a day owing to the traffic scenario in Metro Manila.