Oro cops all set to secure ‘Undas’ break
Security plan for the observance of All Saints and All Souls Day is in place as the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) is set to deploy more than a thousand policemen to ensure public safety and security in cemeteries.
Cocpo spokesperson Superintendent Mardy Hortillosa II said security measures have already been set up after holding coordination meeting with village officials, management of public and private cemeteries, force multipliers, and city disaster office.
Hortillosa said the deployment of police personnel for the “Oplan Kaluluwa” will begin at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 31.
“Ang instruction sa atong city
director nga dili mo-pull out sa area hangtod nga naa pay mga tawo sa cemeteries so posible mga November 3 or 4 mahuman ang atong deployment,”Hortillosa said.
“Ang atong deployment is naay sa sementeryo, mga assistance desk sa strategic areas, naay reserve force, quick response team ug sa matag police station,”he added.
City police director Senior Superintendent Nelson Aganon has also instructed his men to observe the proper wearing of police uniform and be cautious and alert against suspicious personalities and activities.
Hortillosa said there is no specific security threat for the observance but they are not letting their guards down as the alert level on possible terrorist attacks has not been lifted yet.
The city police is expecting that thousands of people will visit the cemeteries to remember their departed loved ones this time.
“Mas expected nato nga daghan karon compared last year nga bag-ohay lang nahuman ang gubat sa Marawi City,”Hortillosa said.
Hortillosa urged the public not to bring prohibited items inside the cemeteries such as bladed weapons, cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, gambling materials and sound system.
“Katong maglimpyo buhaton nila daan before sa October 31 kay ibawal na nato na afterwards,”Hortillosa said.
“Sa karon ang atong focus sa is mga bus terminals,”he added. (Alwen Saliring)