Police in full alert, traffic rerouting up-A A +A
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
BACOLOD City Police Office (BCPO) Director Ricardo de la Paz said Tuesday that BCPO will be in full alert during the observance of All Saints and All Souls Days on November 1 and 2, 2012.
De la Paz said numerous policemen will be deployed in different public and private cemeteries, seaports and bus terminals to ensure peace and order.
“Bringing of bladed weapon, intoxicating liquor and engaging in illegal gambling inside the cemetery are not allowed,” he said.
De la Paz said they will also conduct police visibility patrols in different subdivisions and business establishments to monitor the possible attack of robbers and thieves who might take advantage of the two-day activity.
He also reminded the public to be vigilant to avoid being victimized by “akyat bahay.”
On the other hand, Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) will also implement a one-day rerouting in November 1, Thursday, at 6 a.m., adding they will provide traffic assistance centers in different cemeteries to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.
BTAO head Luisito Acebuche said the rerouting will be implemented along Rolling Hills, Burgos Street, Barangay Sum-ag, and Barangay Taculing.
He said from Burgos Extension going to Rolling Hills, they will implement a one-way traffic scheme. All vehicles coming from Barangay Granada going to Burgos will take a right turn in Bangga Escala and left turn to Homesite going to Circumferential Road.
He said they will close the Burgos Cemetery from Station 4 going to Lopez-Jaena Street. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 31, 2012.