UPANG matiyak na walang mga negosyanteng magsasamantala sa mga lugar na sinalanta ng bagyong Rolly, aayuda na ang Philippine National Police (PNP) sa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sa pagpapatupad ng price freeze sa basic commodities at iba pang essential items.
Sinabi ni PNP chief, Gen. Camilo Pancratius Cascolan na alinsunod sa Republic Act 7581 o Price Act of the Philippines, otomatikong ipatutupad ang price control sa mga lugar na nasa ilalim ng state of calamity sa loob ng 60 araw.
Bukod sa essential goods at prime commodities, saklaw din ng price freeze ang bigas, asukal, poultry products at dairy products, gayundin ang mantika, langis at medical supplies.
“As soon as all damage assessment reports are in, we can begin restoration work for damaged PNP facilities, he said. Also, Cascolan ordered all police directors in affected regions to lead post-disaster clean-up, relief, and rehabilitation operations of regional and provincial police offices. PNP units were instructed to initiate clearing operations of highways and main thoroughfares to allow smooth passage of emergency services, relief caravans, and commercial cargo. In the spirit of ‘Bayanihan’, the PNP is linking arms with local government units, state agencies, and non-government organizations (NGOs) in rebuilding and rising from the devastation left by Typhoon ‘Rolly’,” saad ni Cascolan.
Inatasan ni Cascolan ang lahat ng police commanders na makipag-ugnayan sa local government units (LGUs) at local offices ng Office of Civil Defense para sa anumang pangangailangan para sa public safety.
“We are in coordination with LGUs for pre-emptive evacuations. We are currently conducting preventive evacuation of all people residing near coastal areas. Here at the national headquarters, we activated the Reactionary Standby Support Force or RSSF for possible augmentation and to lead during critical incident management and disaster response of PNP,” diin ni Cascolan.