(Metro News) Caloocan bans liquor and card at cemeteries on All Saints Day

October 25, 2009 10:43 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 26 — To insure that peace and solemnity on All Saints Day weekend, Caloocan city mayor Enrico Echiverri ordered the banning of liquor and playing cards inside the city’s seven cemeteries.

Echiverri’s Executive Order No. 022-08 also authorizes law enforcers to mete the strict possible penalties to persons caught violating the ban.

“Our cemeteries will again be flocked by people as we remember our dear departed ones come All Saints’ Day, therefore, we must ensure that the public will be protected from criminal and other rogue elements,” the Caloocan mayor further added.

Executive Order No. 022-08 is effective immediately on Oct. 31 up to Nov. 2 on Sangadaan, Eternal Gardens, La Loma, Serenity, Bagbaguin, Forest Park and Tala cemeteries.

Echiverri also said that this edict was issued to insure that solemnity and the spirit of commemoration will not be disturbed by unscrupulous individuals.

The Caloocan City Police Station (CCPS) earlier announced that it will deploy 408 uniformed policemen to keep watch over the city’s seven major cemeteries this coming All Saints weekend.

The police contingent will be deployed in the city's seven cemeteries.

An estimated 200 to 300 civilian volunteers, mostly coming from Caloocan’s barangay tanod, traffic and amateur radio operator force, will assist the CCPS in keeping the peace in all of the seven cemeteries.

The CCPS’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and mobile patrol units will be on stand-by alert during All Saints and Souls weekend. (PNA)

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