PNP re­quests NTC to shut down cell sites in Manila on Mon­day

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PHILIP­PINE Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) chief Ron­ald Dela Rosa does not want just a sim­ple cell­phone sig­nal jam­ming on Mon­day for the pro­ces­sion of Black Nazarene (Trasla­cion), but in­stead a to­tal shut­down of mo­bile sig­nals in Manila "for ad­di­tional se­cu­rity mea­sure."

He said the Na­tional Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion (NTC) is set to re­lease their de­ci­sion on Sunday re­gard­ing their re­quest to or­der the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany to to­tally shut down their cell sites in Manila area for Mon­day's re­li­gious gath­er­ing.

"Ngayon natin malala­man at ito'y pinadaan namin sa NTC. Nire-re­quest namin na hindi lang i-jam kung hindi i-shut­down ta­laga yung sig­nal diyan sa area na yan para makasig­uro tayo," Dela Rosa said.

He said if the re­quest will be granted, the shut down will be ef­fec­tive from Mon­day morn­ing un­til mid­night.

Ear­lier, the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion Po­lice Of­fice (NCRPO) said sig­nal jam­mers will be pro­vided dur­ing the Trasla­cion to as­sure the safety of the pub­lic, as cell­phones can be used as an ex­plo­sive det onat or.

Au­thor­i­ties es­ti­mate the at least 1.5 mil­lion devo­tees will be join­ing the an­nual pro­ces­sion.

Dela Rosa main­tained that they have not mon­i­tored any di­rect and clear threat against the event.

The PNP chief mean­while re­minded firearms hold­ers who are plan­ning to en­ter Manila area on Mon­day that there is a sus­pen­sion of per­mit to carry firearms as part of their se­cu­rity mea­sures.

"Si­nus­pinde natin yung per­mit to carry firearms out­side of res­i­dence sa area ng buong Manila area so bawal mag­dala ng armas kahit sino man. Ang puwede lang mag­dala diyan ‘yung mga uni­por­mado lang na pulis at mil­i­tary," he said.

(Sun­nex/ Third Anne Per­alta-Malonzo)

— Con­trib­uted photo

FAKE COP. Po­lice Se­nior In­spec­tor Melvin M. Florida (right) presents Fred­er­ick Pin­gol Ba­cani, who al­legedly pre­tends to be a high-rank­ing po­lice of­fi­cer while sell­ing il­le­gal drugs in Barangay Dau, Ma­bal­a­cat City. Photo grab from the Ma­bal­a­cat Po­lice Sta­tion.

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