MPD exec axed over Manila Bay beach crowd
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The police station commander in charge of the Manila Bay area was sacked yesterday after crowds that gathered to see the newly opened beachfront featuring artificial white sand failed to observe social distancing amid the general community quarantine (GCQ). Lt. Col. Ariel Caramoan, commander of the Ermita police station which has jurisdiction over Manila’s Baywalk, was relieved from his post by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan. The PNP chief held Caramoan responsible for the botched implementation of minimum health protocols as shown in social media photos and videos of crowds swarming Roxas Boulevard early yesterday morning.
Servallos, N. J., Cayabyab, M. J., Cabrera, R., & Romero, P. (2020, September 21). MPD exec axed over Manila Bay beach crowd. The Philippine Star, pp. 1, 2.
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Sand; Quarantine regulations; Jurisdiction; Protocols; Public health; Dolomite; Environmental restoration; Reclamation; Artificial islands; Philippine National Police (PNP); Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA); China Communications Construction Co. (CCCC); World Bank; Caramoan, Ariel; Cascolan, Camilo; Eleazar, Guillermo; Daniel, Alex; Miranda, Rolando; Moreno, Isko; Año, Eduardo; Recto, Ralph; Manila Bay
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