Police prepare for Feast of Black Nazarene

A POLICE official said Wednesday, January 6, that the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) is ready to deploy its personnel to ensure security during the observance of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9.

"Ang atong Cagayan de Oro City Police Office full force nga maghatag seguridad sa religious activity nga ipahigayon sa maong parish council," Cocpo spokesperson Major Evan Viñas said.

Viñas also reminded the devotees to always practice the minimum public health standards and other non-pharmaceutical interventions during the observance of the religious activity.

Mayor Oscar Moreno, for his part, said he already saw the route plans for the proposed motorcade, which will begin at 10 p.m. at the onset of curfew hours in Cagayan de Oro.

Moreno said they have to make sure that convergence of people in the streets will be prevented.

Meanwhile, Viñas also reported that the Cocpo continues to monitor the checkpoints in the boundaries of the city.

In relation to the alleged MILF members in Barangay Indahag, Viñas said Cocpo City Director Colonel Henry Dampal instructed the station commanders to broaden their scope of monitoring in the said barangay.

"Ang atong city director nagmando sa mga station commanders nga pahuktan ug palapdana ng pagpahigayon og monitoring diha sa barangay," Viñas said.

"Tumong niini para matagaan og tukmang seguridad ang atong dakbayan ug ang atong kaigsoonang Kagay-anon pinaagi sa mga impormasyon gikan sa kumunidad," he added.


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