National Capital Region Police Station (Photo by NCRPO Public Information Office)

MANILA, Philippines – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will deploy more than 4,400 police officers to Metro Manila, 152 patrol vehicles and 147 other vehicles to transport passengers who will be affected by the two-day nationwide transportation strike approaching.

Based on data NCRPO sent to on Wednesday, a total of 4,497 police officers will be deployed to crowded areas in the region to ensure public safety.

Of this number, 693 police officers will come from the North Police District, 943 from the East Police District, 1,045 from the Manila Police District, 777 from the South Police District and 1,039 from Quezon City.

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Last December On December 11, transport group Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Saper na Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) announced that it would hold a strike on Thursday and Friday, December 11. 14 and 15.

According to Piston, his measure is a protest against the December 31st deadline for consolidating the franchise and eliminating traditional jeepneys.

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