Baguio police tightens security in the city as the "Panagbenga" nears

January 27, 2011 12:10 pm 

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 27 – The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) has tightened the security in this mountain resort where hundreds of visitors are expected to join the month-long Baguio Flower Festival starting on February 1.

This was confirmed by Police Supt. Engelbert Soriano, BCPO public information officer, who said that among others, "this is an offshoot of our concern to the recent bus bombing in Makati".

Among those closely checked by policemen are transportation terminals, vital installations, malls, parks and other places where many people converge.

Soriano said in accordance with earlier instruction of City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, the BCPO is now implementing a "peace plan" whereby all possible in-roads of persons who would sow disorder could be plugged.

Besides, the police had already maximized its regular force through the help of other government forces in the area as well as those serving as peace officers in various villages here.

"We all want our festival known as Panagbenga to succeed. Most of all, we all want that all our visitors and tourists as well as our constituents will be safe throughout the festival period and beyond," he said. (PNA)

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