The Philippine National Police will provide free face masks to persons who cannot afford to buy one.

PNP Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar, said violators of facemask ordinance will not be jailed but will be booked and investigated.

Violators can be held for a maximum of 12 hours while undergoing investigation and booking procedure, during such time, we will provide them face masks to protect our own investigators, and their fellow violators, Eleazar explained.

Violators will undergo records check to determine previous arrest record for similar offense for which appropriate penalty for repeat offenders will apply.

Those found with outstanding Warrants of Arrest will undergo further appropriate police action in coordination with judicial authorities.