HPG implements ‘Oplan Summer Vacation 2012' PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 March 2012 14:46

Chief Supt. Leonardo A. Espina, national director of the Highway Patrol Group, has directed all HPG regional commands to implement “Oplan Summer Vacation 2012” in their areas of jurisdiction.

HPG-9 Chief Sr. Supt. Romeo R. Uy disclosed that “Oplan Summer Vacation 2012” is in relation to the closing of schools, traditional festivities and related summer activities that will set off the movements of travelers from various areas to different destinations nationwide.

The implementation the oplan was simultaneously done on March 19 in close coordination with the territorial Philippine National Police forces, local government units and force multifliers. It will cover for more than two months.

HPG regional commands down to all provincial units are directed to establish their Motorists Assistance Center (MAC) in coordination with the local police, LGUs, volunteer groups and concerned agency- representatives.  They are also ordered to conduct information drive through the media.

The HPG directive said the establishment of MACs should be complemented with road safety banners and anti-carnapping campaign sorties in the form of leaflets for distribution. MACs should also be manned by HPG Road Safety Marshals in Tamang Bihis ( Proper Uniform) and conduct  patrol visibility duties.

Uy also directed  all his  provincial units to advise motorvehicle drivers to remove tainted plate numbers as it is a violation of the “No Travel No Plate Number” policy or if the drivers are hardheaded impose them fines and penalties.

According to Uy, Mayor Celso Lobregat recently requested HPG9 to stop  the tainted plate numbers as the mayor observed that there are some motorvehicles in the city roaming around with heavy tainted plate numbers. — Allen Abastillas