Police checkpoints 101: How do checkpoints work?

Bea Cupin
Police checkpoints 101: How do checkpoints work?
For police and military, this means increased visibility along major streets and thoroughfares and in crowded places like malls

MANILA, Philippines – In the aftermath of a Davao bombing that claimed the lives of 15 people, President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire country under a “state of lawlessness.” (READ: What’s a ‘state of lawlessness’?)

For police and military, this means increased visibility along major streets and thoroughfares and in crowded places like malls.

The AFP and PNP are to be deployed “on major streets and thoroughfares, as well as near crowded places such as malls and train stations.”

In Metro Manila, this means checkpoints in key areas in the metro, and police and military kiosks in malls and train stations. 

We visited a checkpoint in Taguig City to see how checkpoints work and what citizens should and shouldn’t see in checkpoints. – Rappler.com

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Bea Cupin

Bea is a senior multimedia reporter who covers national politics. She's been a journalist since 2011 and has written about Congress, the national police, and the Liberal Party for Rappler.