Davao police official warns drunks also banned in cemeteries

October 31, 2012 10:17 am 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 31 — Sr. Supt. Ronald dela Rosa, chief of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), reminded the public that drunks are not allowed in cemeteries.

Authorities do not just ban hard liquors in cemeteries but also drunks, he emphasized during a press briefing attended by officials of the Task Force Davao (TFD), Traffic Management Center (TMC) and those involved in the implementation of the “Oplan Kaluluwa” during the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day here.

“Mao ni dapat nila masabtan nga para makaiwas sa samok, ginabawal nato ang mga hubog nga muadto sa sementeryo (This should be understood clearly to avoid unruliness, we ban drunks to go to cemeteries),” dela Rosa stressed.

He said they will not hesitate to arrest violators who would have to spend days in prison since it could be a long holiday.

“We set up a Police Assistance Center in big cemeteries while others will be roaming around inside the cemeteries to monitor and arrest violators,” he said.

Smokers will not also be spared as smoking is also prohibited inside cemeteries.

Also banned are firearms, bladed weapons, loud music and gambling.

“It is very simple. If you do not want to encounter any hitch, abide by this prohibition. That’s it,” dela Rosa said.

He said tarpaulins listing the prohibition inside cemeteries were already posted beside the Police Assistance Center set-up at the entrance of cemeteries.

Dela Rosa also reiterated his appeal to the public to not just leave houses unattended to discourage thieves.

“If possible, there must be somebody who could watch over your house,” he said, adding that there are also personnel deployed to conduct mobile patrol in subdivisions and residential areas.(PNA)

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