Cocpo ready to se­cure ‘Transla­cion’

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By Al­wen Salir­ing

An of­fi­cial of the Ca­gayan de Oro City Po­lice Of­fice (Cocpo) yes­ter­day said au­thor­i­ties are ex­pect­ing over P200,000 devo­tees to join the trasla­cion of the Black Nazarene, to­day.

Cocpo spokesper­son Su­per­in­ten­dent Mardy Hor­tillosa II said devo­tees com­ing from other ar­eas in Min­danao and the Visayas are likely to at­tend the pro­ces­sion since se­cu­rity are al­ready in place.

The pro­ces­sion will be­gin at 4:00 a.m. to­day.

Hor­tillosa said they be­lieve more devo­tees will par­tic­i­pate this year’s pro­ces­sion be­cause “they have seen suc­cess­ful city events with no un­to­ward in­ci­dents and ter­ror­is­tic ac­tiv­i­ties af­ter the Marawi City war.”

“Atong gi­tuo­han nga mas daghan karon kay nakita sa katawhan nga safe ang dak­bayan kay daghan mga dagkong kali­hukan nga suc­cess­ful,”Hor­tillosa said.

He said the de­ploy­ment of po­lice­men and force mul­ti­pli­ers are al­ready in place af­ter the fi­nal se­cu­rity briefing was held last Mon­day.

He said more than 900 po­lice­men will be de­ployed near the Nazareno Church ex­clud­ing per­son­nel in check­points.

On the other hand, over 500 barangay po­lice are help­ing main­tain peace and or­der dur­ing the pro­ces­sion.

“Naa pay mga NGOs nga magta­bang para ma.main­tain ang kali­naw,”Hor­tillosa said.

The Cocpo spokesman also said per­son­nel man­ning the check­points were al­ready di­rected to in­ten­sify the one-on-one se­cu­rity in­spec­tion in­clud­ing pri­vate ve­hi­cles.

This is to en­sure that law­less el­e­ments and in­di­vid­u­als car­ry­ing un­li­censed guns could not sneak in to the city.

Hor­tillosa also re­it­er­ated the do’s and don’t’s dur­ing the pro­ces­sion and obey the law en­forcers on the ground.

(NEF LUCZON)

CA­GAYAN DE ORO po­lice of­fi­cers be­gin putting up se­cu­rity bar­ri­cades and as­sume at their sta­tion as the Black Nazarene pro­ces­sion be­gins Jan­uary 8 in the evening.

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