More than 1, 500 suspects surrendered nationwide following the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) relaunch of “Oplan Double Barrel” on January 29.
This was the latest data recorded from the relaunch date to February 8 of this year, the agency said.
PNP deputy spokesperson Supt. Vimelee Madrid said that the organization has conducted 3, 456 “Tokhang” activities across the country resulting in the 1, 573 surrendered suspects.
PNP said those suspects were from 17 regions with the Northern Mindanao recording the most surrenderers with 586, followed by the 401 of the National Capital Region.
To date, no casualty has been recorded in the operations.
PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa mandated his Tokhang teams to properly conduct the activities in PNP uniform, should also be led by a commissioned officer, and only conduct operations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Mondays to Fridays.
He also assured the Tokhang activities will be less bloody compared to past operations.