City, PNP finalize ‘Oplan Kaluluwa’ PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 October 2014 11:53

Mayor Beng Climaco and City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr. on Friday met with police and military authorities and other stakeholders to finalize plans for the forthcoming observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

This, as Mayor Beng Climaco issued two executive orders mandating the imposition of traffic rerouting scheme in affected streets and prohibiting the bringing, sale and drinking of intoxicating liquor as well as bringing of bladed weapons, firearms and backpacks and the playing of loud music inside cemeteries.

Establishment of stalls is not allowed within 20 meters from the entrance to the cemetery.

Dubbed as Oplan Kaluluwa”, the operation plan is to ensure the peaceful and orderly observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 respectively, when people flock the cemeteries to visit their departed loved ones.

The meeting held at the City Hall conference Friday afternoon focused on issues related to the traffic rerouting scheme, prohibitions in the cemeteries including the need to provide health stations in every in major cemeteries.

Mayor Climaco tasked the police and the military to strictly implement executive orders and likewise called on the barangay officials and volunteers to help authorities ensure law and order during the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

Ambulances will be stationed in major cemeteries to provide initial medication in cases cemetery visitors will encounter health problems.

Present during the meeting were City Police Director Col. Angelito Casimiro, Task Force Zamboanga Chief Col. Andrelino Colina, Assistant City Administrator Elmeir Apolinario, Ph.D. , barangay officials where major cemeteries are located, radio groups, other volunteers, health authorities and other city officials.  — Sheila Covarrubias