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tro­phy and cash prize, plus the cov­eted “brag­ging rights” of the GLF. Ev­ery­thing in place The 2016 GLF ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee headed by Chair­man Jim Jimenez ear­lier dis­closed that all in­ter­ven­tions have been put in place to en­sure the safety and con­ve­nience of those who would watch the gi­ant lantern fes­ti­val.

Se­cu­rity, he said, would be strict with a large de­ploy­ment of po­lice, force mul­ti­pli­ers and mall guards within the vicin­ity of the venue. As a pre­cau­tion, drones, back­packs, large bags and bull­caps will not be al­lowed in­side the main venue it­self.

In case it will rain, Jimenez said that the com­mit­tee has some 7,000 rain­coats which will be given for free as um­brel­las are sim­i­larly barred in the main venue.

Traf­fic will be man­aged by the full force of the city’s traf­fic man­age­ment of­fice and po­lice, with al­ter­nate routes and sig­nages to guide mo­torists go­ing to and from Robin­sons Starmills.

“We would ad­vice the pub­lic or those who would watch the lantern fes­ti­val to come early to avoid any un­to­ward in­con­ve­nience. But rest as­sured, we have put in place all nec­es­sary mea­sures for a suc­cess­ful GLF this year,” Jimenez said.--- JTD

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