THE local police in Zamboanga have readied a comprehensive security plan to ensure the solemn and orderly observance of the Holy Week.
Zamboanga City Police Director Luisito Magnaye said that uniformed and non-uniformed police and military forces will be deployed to the Cesar C. Climaco Freedom park and all other places of convergence.
The Climaco Freedom Park in Mount Abong-Abong in the village of Pasonanca serves as the converging point for the thousands of Catholic faithful during the observance of the Holy Week.
The Catholic faithful flock to the Climaco Freedom Park during Holy Week for the way of the cross at the foot of Pulong Bato in Mount Abong-Abong.
Many of them stay overnight on Holy Thursday and go home after the seven last words mass on Good Friday.
Magnaye said that policemen will be also deployed to other places of convergence like churches.
The policemen will be backed by force multipliers that include village watchmen.
Magnaye said security measures will be implemented in coordination with the military's Task Force Zamboanga. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)