Police Major General Edgar Alan Okubo photographed at the NCRPO Tribune at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, April 3, 2023. Courtesy of the NCRPO Office of Public Information MANILA — Television sets are not allowed in the lobbies of police stations in Metro Manila to ensure proper attention is given to people seeking help, the area's top police said on Friday. Police Major General Edgar Alan Okubo said in an interview with ABS-CBN's Sakto program that he had ordered police in the Philippine capital not to use their cell phones to send text messages or check social media accounts while on duty. “Work in secret language with the Regional Intelligence Unit. Nung papasok yung tinatawag names prudent staff to ask for help dun samga desk officers, including medyo hindi naasikaso nakatingin yung mga desk officer namin sa telebisyon, ayaw paistorbo,” said Okubo, who took the top post at the National Capital Territory Police Office in February. “Rock nagkakaroon in male evaluation in namin of Pagtangap sa mga customers. Sa study namin na ginawang ion including Kaya pinatanggal muna namin ," he added. Okubo said the cops could still watch TV, but only in the kitchen area of ​​the station. The police official said that female police officers were assigned to the front offices of the police station regarding this campaign and policy. “Naniniwala kami na ang aming mga kababaihang pulis ay may pasensya, ability to listen to complaints, approachable and of course more compassionate, including para mas magustuhan ng ating mga yung pagpasok sa istayson mabait at mas nagbibigay ng help yung mga female Officers namin” Okubo. The NCRPO chief said that police are not allowed to text from their cell phones and check their social media accounts while on duty, so as not to be distracted by their areas of responsibility. “Minsan, napansin n'yo, minsan sa isang grupo ng kapulisan, halos nakatungo lahat, 360 , 'di sila aware sanangyari. Delikado yun you naka-deployment," said Okubo. "Kaya sinabi namin na sabihan ang inyong pamiya na 'pag kayo ay naka-duty, wait na turkey niyo masasagot yung mga text nila dapat dapat aware kayo sa 360 areas ng inyong AOR at turkey palaging nakatungo," he added. Metro Manila has a population of approximately 13.5 million as of May 2020, according to the Philippine Statistical Institute. RELATED VIDEO Gotopnews.com