FULL ALERT

Po­lice, Coast Guard de­ployed for ‘Un­das’ in NegOcc

Sun Star Bacolod - - Front Page - BY GLAZYL Y. MASCULINO

PO­LICE­MEN in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal, as well as per­son­nel of the Philip­pine Coast Guard (PCG), will be de­ployed in var­i­ous ar­eas of con­ver­gence, en­try and exit points in the prov­ince for the ob­ser­vance of All Saint’s Day and All Souls’ Day on Novem­ber 1 and 2, re­spec­tively.

The Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal Po­lice Pro­vin­cial Of­fice (Nocppo) is on full alert sta­tus start­ing Oc­to­ber 31.

The de­ploy­ment plan of per­son­nel in ev­ery po­lice sta­tions or units strate­gi­cally con­cen­trated in ceme­ter­ies, trans­porta­tion hubs, malls, pub­lic mar­kets and, other places of con­ver­gence.

Se­nior In­spec­tor Aireen Cor­dua, pub­lic in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer of Nocppo, said there will be check­point op­er­a­tions as they are ex­pect­ing an in­flux of peo­ple start­ing to­day un­til Novem­ber 3.

For Ba­colod City, po­lice as­sis­tance desks (PADS) will be sta­tioned at 12 ceme­ter­ies, two port ter­mi­nals, two bus ter­mi­nals, and one jeep­ney ter­mi­nal.

Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Fran­cisco Ebreo, act­ing di­rec­tor of Ba­colod City Po­lice Of­fice (BCPO), said two area su­per­vi­sors and five sta­tion in­spec­tors will be as­signed to check the de­ploy­ment and the ar­eas dur­ing the oc­ca­sion.

Ebreo said a min­i­mum of six po­lice­men, in­clud­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tor, will be as­signed in each PAD to en­sure the safety of the pub­lic.

Ebreo said they are also plan­ning to uti­lize the 300 per­son­nel from Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice (Pro)-western Visayas for the said oc­ca­sion while wait­ing for their train­ing to start.

The said per­son­nel are those who aug­mented the ex­ist­ing city po­lice force dur­ing the just con­cluded 39th Masskara Fes­ti­val.

Ebreo said they can be tem­po­rar­ily uti­lized for the city’s crime preven­tion mea­sures.

Mean­while, the PCG in the prov­ince is on height­ened alert for the said oc­ca­sion.

Lieu­tenant Com­man­der Lu­dovico Lib­rilla Jr., head of Pcg-ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal, said 10 per­son­nel were de­ployed in each pas­sen­ger as­sis­tance cen­ters in all sea­ports in the prov­ince start­ing Oc­to­ber 27 un­til Novem­ber 5.

Coast Guard aux­il­iaries and ma­rine re­servists also aug­mented them to as­sist pas­sen­gers and the con­duct of in­spec­tion, Lib­rilla said.

K-9 dogs are also placed at the ports for a thor­ough in­spec­tion and pan­el­ing of the pas­sen­gers’ bag­gage, he added.*

MERLINDA PEDROSA

A MAN cleans the tombs at the Bur­gos pub­lic ceme­tery in Ba­colod City in prepa­ra­tion for the an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of All Saint’s Day and All Souls’ Day.

PCG-BA­COLOD

A K9 dog in­spects the bag­gage of pas­sen­gers at the Bredco port Tues­day.

SOME of the flower stalls at the Ba­colod City pub­lic plaza.

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