Protektado kayo! Erap deploys more police this holiday season

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To ensure the safety of tourists and shoppers this Christmas season, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has ordered the deployment of more policemen along major roads and commercial areas in the metro.

The veteran politiko has tasked the Manila Police District (MPD) to secure major commercial areas such as Divisoria, Binondo, Ermita and Malate.

“We’ve been doing this every year so don’t be alarmed. This is just to protect you against petty criminals and to maintain peace and order,” Estrada said.

The politiko explained that the increased police presence does not mean that Manila is under serious threat but just a mere “routine” of the city police.

The deployment of additional cops will start on November 30 or Bonifacio Day, which is a national holiday.