All Saints’ Day generally peaceful-A A +A
Friday, November 2, 2012
THE Philippine National Police (PNP) described as generally peaceful the celebration of All Saints’ Day in at least three cemeteries in Davao City Thursday.
Senior Police Officer 4 (SPO4) Orlando L. Hoyohoy, who is in-charge of the security at the Wireless Cemetery, said no untoward incidents took place in his area.
"So far the cemetery is peaceful since there has been no crime. We have not yet caught anyone bringing liquor and drugs as well," Hayohoy told Sun.Star Davao.
Hoyohoy said he and his team of 10 policemen will continue to tighten their inspection at the entrance of Wireless to ensure that there will be no prohibited items that will enter the cemetery premises.
"Posible pud nga naay mamaligya ug mga ilimnon sa sulod so kinahanglan pud gyud nga mag-roving mi aron sigurado gyud nga peaceful diri sa sementeryo. (It is possible there may be vendors who will sell liquor within the cemetery so we need to do the rounds inside to keep the cemetery peaceful)," Hoyohoy said.
SPO2 Ronald Tabanao Tario, head of the security at the Orchard Memorial Park, said no incident has been reported since the visitors started to flock the cemetery Wednesday evening.
"We will make sure that there will be no prohibited items that will enter the cemetery so that the celebration of All Souls Day will be peaceful here in Orchard," Tario said.
SPO2 Ejercito Molina, for his part, said there has been no case of any untoward incident at the San Pedro Memorial Park since he started to lead the team of 10 policemen.
"We advice the visitors to deposit prohibited items like deadly weapons, liquor, cigarettes and sound systems. We are certain that they will get their items back as long as they label them properly," Molina said.
He said law enforcers are patrolling cemetery premises to guarantee that no violators will be disturbing other visitors.
The heads of security in the three cemeteries also warned visitors that if they sneak in prohibited items, they will be apprehended.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 02, 2012.