'Undas' observance in Pangasinan generally peaceful

November 2, 2012 10:36 am 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Nov. 2 — The observance of "Undas" or All Saints' Day all over Pangasinan was described as generally peaceful and orderly but the police said it will remain on heightened alert as people are still visiting the cemeteries Friday (All Souls Day).

Chief Inspector Edison Revita, information officer of the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office, said the police will continue to be on heightened alert till Nov. 4 when all the vacationists who are now in Pangasinan will go back to their respective points of origin.

This means, he said, that the police assistance centers and the motorist assistance centers along the highways will remain to assist travelers to ensure their safety.

The police will still be visible in bus stations as some of the vacationists have started to head home after visiting the tombs of their dead kin in different cemeteries in Pangasinan.

Revita said that based on the monitoring of the Police Provincial Office, there were no reports of any untoward incidents with only few sharp instruments confiscated from cemetery goers.

In Urdaneta City, traffic snarls along the Urdaneta-Dagupan road was avoided when the police and the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO put up a long lane lined up with two ropes beside the highway exclusive for people going in and out of the cemetery

Traffic was rerouted in Dagupan and Calasiao to prevent unnecessary traffic jams in the area. (PNA)



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