Security measures in place for All Saints, All Souls Day PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:54

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Angelito Casimiro said yesterday that security measures are in place for the celebration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day which is  dubbed as Oplan Kaluluwa by the Philippine National Police.

Casimiro likewise disclosed that security preparations were made for the National Jamboree which Zamboanga City will host on November.

The police chief said his men and other supporting police units are in full alert since the celebration of Hermosa Festival and Fiesta Pilar.

“We have special task preparations for all cemeteries in the city. People who pay visit to their departed loved ones in every cemetery are not allowed to bring into cemeteries blade weapons, liquor, back packs and noisy sound makers that will destroy the tranquility and solemnity of the occasion. We have also established assistance centers for people in close coodination with the military’s Task Force Zamboanga.

Casimiro warned that his command will file charges against violators who will create disturbnace  inside cemeteries.

He explained that during the celebration of All Saints Day every year, authorities always remind people to stay peaceful inside cemeteries and refrain from making trouble.

This time, he said, law enforcers will not hesitate to arrest trouble makers if they cause damages and disturbance.

Meanwhile, Casimiro  revealed that another security scheme is set for the forthcoming  Boy Scout Jamboree on November 7 -13,2014 at the Zamboanga Ecozone and Free Port.

The police director said there will be 3,500 Boy Scouts from different places in the country and from foreign countries expected to join the jamboree.

“We have security scheme for the activities in coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” Casimiro said.

Casimiro added that the expected guest of honor of the Boy Scout Jamboree is Vice President Jejomar Binay. — Allen Abastillas