OCD-ARMM put up emergency plans for 'Undas'

October 30, 2015 10:58 am 

COTABATO CITY, Oct. 30 — To ensure the safety of people in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) who will observe the All Saints' Day and All Souls Day on November 1 and 2, the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) and other concerned government agencies have started implementing security measures.

The ARMM is a composed of predominantly Muslim provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

Myrna J. Angot, officer in charge of the OCD-ARMM, said the OCD and its partner agencies are prepared to respond in case of emergency during the two day religious activity.

The OCD has put up a preparedness plan during “Undas” observance where the public are encouraged to ask assistance from the “help desks of the agencies” that will be put up in all Catholic and public cemeteries.

Angot reminded the public to follow all prohibitions and security procedures set by the authorities to avoid untoward incidents and chaos.

Police assistance hubs will be put up along the national roads and other places of convergence like the cemeteries, churches and beaches. Mobile patrols were also activated to watch out against criminal elements who might take advantage while most household members are out visiting their departed loved ones.

Representatives of government and non-government organizations will also monitor bus terminals, seaports and airports to ensure safe travel among commuters. (PNA)

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