47 bladed weapons, gun seized in ceme­ter­ies

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO - As a re­sult of the tight se­cu­rity im­ple­mented dur­ing All Saints’ Day and All Souls’Day, el­e­ments of the Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice III (PRO-3) were able to con­fis­cate sev­eral bladed weapons and a firearm at the en­trance of ceme­ter­ies.

Based on PRO-3’s re­port, stricter “frisk­ing” im­ple­mented by po­lice­men re­sulted to the seizure of 47 bladed weapons and one cal­iber .38 re­volver from in­di­vid­u­als vis­it­ing ceme­ter­ies all over the re­gion last Novem­ber 1 and 2.

More­over, PRO-3 re­ported that the ob­ser­vance of All Saints’Day and All Souls’Day in Cen­tral Lu­zon was gen­er­ally peace­ful as no ma­jor in­ci­dents have been recorded de­spite thou­sands of peo­ple flock­ing to the dif­fer­ent cem et er i es.

PRO-3 Re­gional Di­rec­tor Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Amador Corpus cred­ited the suc­cess­ful main­te­nance of peace and or­der dur­ing the hol­i­days to the prepara­tory mea­sures laid out by the po­lice force to en­sure the safety of mo­torists, com­muters and the publ i c.

He also cited the con­duct of “Red Team­ing” op­er­a­tions by the dif­fer­ent squads both from provin­cial po­lice of­fices and re­gional head­quar­ters and the in­spec­tions be­ing done by area su­per­vi­sors that com­ple­mented the over-all se­cu­rity mea­sures of PRO-3.

“The de­ploy­ment of more than 6,000 po­lice per­son­nel to ren­der du­ties as road safety mar­shalls and to man the dif­fer­ent po­lice as­sis­tance cen­ters and hubs es­tab­lished along ma­jor thor­ough­fares par­tic­u­larly in the ingress and egress points of NLEx, SCTEx and TPLEx to help mo­torists who were trav­el­ling to­wards their dif­fer­ent prov­inces and for those head­ing back to Manila and other places to re­port for work on Mon­day, Novem­ber 5, were vi­tal in en­sur­ing the peace­ful ob­ser­vance of All Saints’Day and All Souls’Day,” Corpus said.

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