Davao authorities continue imposing tight security on All Souls’ Day

November 3, 2012 10:23 am 

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 2 — Elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Davao City Police Office (DCPO), Task Force Davao (TFD) and the Highway Patrol Group here continue implementing tight security measures all over the region during the observance of the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

Chief Supt. Jaime H. Morente, chief of the Police Regional Office (PRO 11), personally checked around various areas in the Davao Region.

He also assured that his personnel will continue their efforts in providing security in their areas of responsibility.

DCPO chief Senior Superintendent Ronald M. dela Rosa said even though the first day of Undas was generally peaceful, security measures will remain tight to ensure public safety and order in the city.

He said police assistance desks have been placed in every cemetery to hear the concerns of people visiting their dearly departed.

So far, dela Rosa said he is thankful that there were no threats monitored in the city. Only minor incidents happened like pick pocketing, theft and robbery in some areas of the city.

He said their police visibility operations, foot and mobile patrols and random checkpoints in cooperation with the Task Force Davao and other government agencies in various areas of convergence are still ongoing.

Senior Superintendent Gregorio Pimentel, chief of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 11, said in line with the Undas, he already instructed his personnel to place road assistance centers in all entry points of Davao Region.

He said this is in line with the order of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Nicanor Bartolome, to set up road assistance centers and deploy route safety marshals in major thoroughfares and strategic areas near cemeteries and other public areas.

Colonel Marcos Norman Flores, commander of the Task Force Davao (TDF), said the authorities' security measures were indeed observed and implemented inside and outside the cemeteries, and this will continue as the public heads back to work and school after the long weekend. (PNA)

LAP/JESSIE L. CASALDA/LDP/PJN

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