Sin­u­log 2018 will be the strictest

Sun.Star Davao - - NETWORK NEWS -

CEBU - City Mayor To­mas Os­meña re­minded the pub­lic to help with se­cu­rity and peace and or­der for this year’s Sin­u­log ac­tiv­i­ties.

The mayor said he re­ceived a re­port on a bomb threat that is why he de­scribed this year’s cel­e­bra­tion to be the “strictest.”

“Look for sus­pi­cious ob­jects and be aware of your sur­round­ings. An im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vice is de­signed to look like some in­no­cent item. If you see some­thing, re­port it. I’m very worry about that more than any­thing else,” he said.

Asked if he got the in­for­ma­tion from the po­lice, Os­meña said no.

The risk, he said, is also the rea­son he didn’t in­vite for­eign guests, so the City and po­lice can fo­cus on se­cur­ing lo­cals.

Os­meña said he wants the fes­tiv­ity to be child­friendly. “I like to see a Sin­u­log where par­ents can bring their chil­dren out be­cause it’s safe and they can en­joy it,” he said.

“There are some who don’t like that idea and they want it to be a wild party and I dis­agree. You should re­mem­ber that Sto. Niño is a child so the Sin­u­log is for the chil­dren and that is what the Sin­u­log is all about,” he said.

Mean­while, Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice 7 Di­rec­tor Jose Mario Espino said they have not mon­i­tored any se­cu­rity threats that will re­quire shut­ting down the cell phone sig­nal dur­ing the Sin­u­log fes­ti­val.

“As of this time, based on threat as­sess­ment given to us, wala pa rin kam­ing natatang­gap na (we have not re­ceived any) threat that will suf­fice yung re­mov­ing of sig­nal ng (of) tel­cos,” he said.

Espino as­sured the pub­lic that se­cu­rity prepa­ra­tions are com­pre­hen­sive.

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