Private cemeteries told to set up more help-desks-A A +A
Friday, October 26, 2012
ALL private cemeteries were ordered to put up help desks and add portalets in their areas in preparation for the All Saints Day and All Souls Day, an official of the Economic Enterprise and Economic Planning Services (Ceeeps) said.
Ceeeps chief Jose Elmario Guintadcan, in an I-Speak Forum Friday, said the city is actively coordinating with various private cemeteries in order to have a more organized Undas.
Guintadcan said comfort and convenience during Undas is not limited to public cemetery goers but must also be extended to all who will be visiting private cemeteries.
Magno Adalin, chief of the city’s Public Safety and Command Center (PSCC) said, during the same forum, all private cemeteries are required to put up help desks or tents to cater to all concerns of the visiting public.
“Police authorities are required to man those help desks stationed in private cemeteries,” Adalin said.
Help desks will also be put up in all public cemeteries.
Aside from the police, other agencies and units of the government will assist in all help desks, including the City Social Services and Development Office, Central 911 for emergency situations, the Task Force Davao, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), among others.
“If someone violates a law, right then and there, the police will record it,” Adalin said. (Jereco O. Paloma)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 26, 2012.