City's residential areas tightly watched during ‘Undas’-A A +A
Saturday, October 27, 2012
DAVAO City's Anti-Crime Unit of the Public Safety and Command Center (PSCC) will focus its monitoring in residential areas in a bid to deter burglary incidents during All Saints' and Souls' Day or “Undas” on November 1 and 2, respectively.
Most Dabawenyos are expected to visit the grave of their loved ones during Undas.
Magno Adalin, PSCC chief, in Friday's I-Speak Foruum, said that based on volume of crimes usually recorded during Undas, house burglaries tops the list.
"We can expect na ang mga tao nga mo adto sa mga sementeryo or sa mga malls so yun yung (that almost all people will be flocking to different cemeteries and malls so) their effort during this time will be directed (on residential areas)," Adalin said.
At present, the city only has less than 80 personnel under anti-crime unit under the PSCC, which will cover areas not served by other law-enforcement agencies.
"We did not require them to go to the cemeteries anymore naa na didto ang mga kapulisan (police authorities are already there)," Adalin said.
He said all personnel of the anti-crime unit will be reporting for duty during the long holiday, from November 1-4.
"Ang kanang mga dili ma cover sa mga polis, apil na ang residential areas, ila nang bahinbahinon, so dira mag tuyok-tuyok ang atong anti-crime personnel (The personnel of the anti-crime unit will be divided and will be deployed to various residential areas)," he added.
Senior Superintendent Ronald dela Rosa, chief of the Davao City Police Office, urged Dabawenyos to secure their houses during the long holiday.
Dela Rosa said more than 1,000 policemen will be deployed throughout the city to ensure peace and order.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 27, 2012.