STA. ANA, Pampanga, (PNA) — Private motorists on Friday urged the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the province who were tasked to conduct random check points to be polite while implementing “Oplan Sita.”
Ernie Villanueva said that while driving his car along with his wife and children in Barangay Sta. Lucia, this town, he was scolded and greeted disrespectfully by a police personnel manning a checkpoint in front of Holy Cross College.
“You know that there is a checkpoint here. You should immediately turn on the light inside your vehicle. Is there a need for me to tell you that,?” a police personnel allegedly told Villanueva in sarcastic manner Thursday night.
The Provincial Police Office (PPO) under the leadership of Police Senior Superintendent Oscar Albayalde strengthened its “Oplan Sita” in preparation of the upcoming barangay elections.
Oplan Sita is a regular police activity designed to fight criminality and apprehend criminals through setting up of check points in strategic places.
Reports have it that police check-points are on a 24-hour duty stationed on strategic places to monitor the movement of suspicious people and motorists.
“We know that it is for our own good. However, they should be respectful to motorists, especially that we have children passengers,” Villanueva said.
The additional police reinforcement were assigned on 62 barangays considered as election areas of immediate concern.