Aquino continues to monitor holiday situation

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Friday, November 2, 2012

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III continues to monitor the situation in Metro Manila and in the provinces as the country commemorates the All Souls' Day on Friday.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino has been given updates by all concerned agencies on the situation in relation to the four-day long weekend.

"The President intends to continue to monitor the progress of the security
here in Metro Manila and other areas because of the Undas Exodus," Valte said an interview over government-run Radyo ng Bayan.

The President assured that concerned government agencies remain on heightened alert for the safety and orderly travel of passengers.

Valte said the Philippine National Police - National Capital
Regional Police reported that no untoward incident occurred in Metro Manila until 9 a.m. Friday.

Valte reiterated the enforcement of the ban against bringing into the cemeteries of any deadly weapon, liquor, gambling paraphernalia and other prohibited items to ensure the peace and solemnity of the occasion.

"Our police forces continue to secure bus terminals, seaports, and the volume of passengers is now back to normal unlike yesterday during the rush hour," she said.

"But just the same, even if the number of people in terminals has normalized, the security will remain to make sure that nothing untoward will happen," she added. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)

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