Ob­ser­vance ‘gen­er­ally peace­ful’ –BCPO

Watchmen Daily Journal - - News - By Do­minique Gabriel G. Bañaga

The Ba­colod City Po­lice Of­fice (BCPO) yes­ter­day re­ported the re­cent All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day ob­ser­vances were “gen­er­ally peace­ful.”

In a state­ment for­warded by BCPO spokesper­son, Po­lice Chief In­spec­tor Sher­lock Ga­bana, the es­ti­mated crowd vis­it­ing var­i­ous pub­lic and pri­vate ceme­ter­ies in the city num­bered around 34,600 on Novem­ber 1 and 18,300 on Novem­ber 2.

With around 264 po­lice per­son­nel and other force mul­ti­pli­ers, they did not record any ma­jor crim­i­nal in­ci­dence dur­ing the du­ra­tion of the ob­ser­vance.

The BCPO also con­fis­cated a to­tal of 72 pieces of as­sorted pointed and bladed ob­jects, most of whom were owned by ceme­tery work­ers.

Ga­bana ex­plained, the said items were re­turned once own­ers proved they were only be­ing used for clean­ing tombs. The po­lice as­sis­tance desks placed at var­i­ous ceme­ter­ies also catered to con­cerns from the pub­lic, while de­ployed per­son­nel as­sisted in the flow of traf­fic.

Ga­bana added, peace and or­der was also achieved thanks to con­tin­u­ous in­for­ma­tion dis­sem­i­na­tion, dis­tri­bu­tion of fly­ers, and crime preven­tion tips by po­lice per­son­nel, as well as co­op­er­a­tion from the pub­lic./

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