City, PNP finalize Holy Week Oplan PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 March 2016 11:24

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

Mayor Beng Climaco together with police and military authorities last Thursday finalized plans for the observance of Holy Week set from March 20-27.

Mayor Climaco together with OIC City Administrator and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) head Elmeir Apolinario met with the police, military, health authorities, volunteers and other concerned agencies at the CDRRMO conference room last Thursday to firm up plans that will ensure the solemn and orderly observance of the holy week.

The mayor issued Executive Order (EO) 169 providing for the implementation of a traffic rerouting scheme on roads leading to the Mayor Climaco Freedom park in Abong-abong, Pasonanca and EO 170 prohibiting the bringing, sale and drinking of liquor/ intoxicating drinks, audio and video equipment and the playing of loud music as well as the brining of firearms, bladed weapons and similar items as well as backpacks and similar items at the Climaco Freedom park.

The two executive orders issued on March 10, will take effect 6pm of March 23 (Wednesday) until 6am of March 26 (Saturday).

The police in coordination with the military had prepared a comprehensive security plan including a traffic scheme to ensure law and order in all places of worship.

The City Health Office in coordination with other health agencies like the Zamboanga City Medical Center, Philippine National Red Cross and other agencies will also deploy doctors and health volunteers to provide first aid to people who would be encountering health problems while doing their Lenten rituals at the Abong-abong Park. Ambulances will be on stand by while mobile clinics will be set up at the Abong Abong Park and the areas leading to the park.

Yearly, the Climaco Freedom Park becomes the center of activities during the Holy week.

The coordinative meeting Thursday was attended by representatives from the City Police Office, Task Force Zamboanga, City Health Office, Zamboanga Red Cross, radio clubs, barangay officials from Pasonanca, Tumaga, Sta. Maria, Baliwasan and other agencies concerned. — Sheila Covarrubias