Police: Undas in Western Visayas ‘generally peaceful’

THE observance of the Undas 2017 in Western Visayas is generally peaceful, the police said.

Superintendent Gilbert Gorero, spokesperson of Police Regional Office (PRO)-Western Visayas, said on Thursday that no major incidents happened since October 31.

The PRO-Western Visayas has declared a full alert status until November 2 with deployment of more policemen in their respective assignments.

Gorero said they thank other law enforcement units, local government units, and volunteer groups for their strong collaboration and teamwork with the police in ensuring peace and order situation during the observance of the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days.

The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) assigned 311 policemen to secure cemeteries, sea ports, shopping malls, and other areas of convergence for November 1 and 2.

About 600 force multipliers and volunteer groups in the villages also augmented the police force.

In Negros Occidental, 127 police assistance desks were established, 35 police checkpoint operations were conducted, 145 road marshals and 1,715 force multipliers assisted the policemen in securing the 109,050 people in cemeteries and other areas of convergence last Wednesday.

Despite the heavy rains, all units did not stop from diligently performing their respective tasks, Gorero said.

“It’s another job excellently done together,” he added.

Gorero also extended gratitude to residents of Western Visayas for their cooperation.

The PRO-Western Visayas enjoins everyone to continue working together to have a region that is safe and secure to visit, work, live and do business, he added.
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