More cops deployed to Baguio City for Undas-A A +A
By JM Agreda
Sunday, October 28, 2012
WITH thousands of people expected to flock to Baguio City this coming All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days, the city police office is leaving no stone unturned to ensure peace and order.
Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Director Jesus Cambay Jr. said they are in close coordination with local officials, including members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams, to ensure peaceful holidays held in observance of the departed.
Cambay announced the deployment of some 174 additional personnel composed of 104 policemen from the Field Training School and 70 additional augmentation personnel from the Police Regional Office-Cordillera based on orders from Regional Director Benjamin Magalong.
“We will continue what we have been doing like beat and mobile patrols as well as in serving warrants to wanted persons,” he said.
The City Government of Baguio through an Administrative Order signed by acting mayor Daniel Fariñas in September rolled out the action plan of the BCPO and City Administrators Office in the implementation of activities to be held during the All Souls’ and All Saints’ Days.
A traffic re-routing plan will also be enforced by the BCPO. The one-way road scheme will be implemented along Naguilian and Dominican Roads (from Bokawkan Road junction to Dominican), San Luis, San Roque, Sofia De Vera Roads, including 1st and 2nd Quezon Hill Roads (from Naguilian Junction to Sofia De Vera and Ponce Streets).
All Private Vehicles except trucks and buses are allowed to pass through Naguilian Road.
Motorists coming from the direction of the Central Business District areas intending to load or unload passengers at Baguio Cemetery may do so but have to turn toward first Road along San Carlos Heights before proceeding to the designated parking area at Recoletos Seminary.
Those intending to park at the Cooyesan Pay parking area will have to take the alternate route from San Carlos Heights to Quezon Hill.
In going back to the Central Business District, they will exit through Dominican Road toward Queen of Peace Road or Rock Quarry Road to destination.
Taxi cabs conveying passengers to the Baguio cemetery will load or unload at the back of BCPO Station 1 (in front of Recoletos Seminary) and will take San Luis or San Roque Road as exit route, turn right at Dominican Road toward Queen of Peace and Lourdes Roads in going back to Central Business District.
Irisan, San Carlos Heights, NPC and other Naguilian public utility jeepneys in going toward Central Business District (CBD) area will take Naguilian Road, turn right at Dominican Road going down to either Queen of Peace or Apostles Road toward their designated loading terminals at Central Business District, taking the usual route in going back to point of origin.
Passengers coming from the CBD intending to go to the cemetery will be unloaded along the junction of these roads.
No parking will strictly be implemented as early as 5 a.m. inside the Baguio cemetery; Naguilian Road (from junction of Bokawkan Road up to 1st Road San Carlos Heights, both sides); whole stretch of San Roque Road (both sides); San Luis Road (from junction of Naguilian Road up to San Roque Road, both sides); Dominican Road (from junction of Naguilian Road up to Queen of Angels St., both sides); and whole stretch of Queen of Peace, Queen of Apostles, Sofia De Vera Streets (both sides).
The BCPO, meanwhile, recommended the following parking areas, namely: pay parking of Cooyeesan Plaza, Shangrila Subdivision, Recoletos compound, portions of Naguilian Road (after Baguio Memorial cemetery gate and before the main gate of Bermuda Subdivision, left side descending parallel parking for light vehicles) and Ponce Street along Quezon Hill.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 29, 2012.