PNP-PRO-3 on full alert during Undas

October 31, 2012 10:17 am 

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Oct. 31 — The entire Central Luzon police force has been placed on full alert status to ensure peace and order during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day in the region.

Chief Supt. Edgardo Ladao, Police Regional Office (PRO) director, said on Tuesday the “full alert status” is part of their security preparations for the annual "Oplan Kaluluwa."

Ladao said that security measures are now in place in the whole region that include assistance along highways and major thoroughfares, and traffic management along routes leading to cemeteries and other places of convergence.

He also said that Police Assistance Centers have been established to assist the public while PNP checkpoints have been set up to prevent lawless elements from doing their illegal activities.

Ladao also said that police personnel were also deployed to different malls in the region to ensure the safety of shoppers.

Police Mobile Vehicles will also be patrolling various subdivisions in the region to make sure the safety of the houses as residents troop to cemeteries, he said.

He also said that policemen with K-9 dogs will be dispatched in bus terminals in the region to ensure the safety of commuters.

Personnel of the PNP Highway Patrol Unit-3 were also dispatched along the national highways in the region to assist motorist and in the traffic flow due to big influx of motorists going to the provinces, he said.

Ladao said the deployment of thousands of Central Luzon policemen, including barangay multipliers and volunteers from non-government organizations (NGOs), will intensify the conduct of police visibility and security patrol in all places where there are large gatherings of people.

He said police personnel deployed in different cemeteries in Central Luzon will strictly implement the prohibition on the carrying of deadly weapons like guns, bladed weapons, liquor and other banned items inside the cemeteries. (PNA)

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