Beng to folks: Strickly follow Holy Week rules PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 March 2016 14:28

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

To ensure solemnity, rderly and peaceful observance of the Holy Week, Mayor Beng Climaco has urged residents to strictly heed the rules and regulations set by the authorities specifically the orders imposing the traffic rerouting scheme and prohibiting the sale and drinking of liquor as well as the ban on firearms, bladed weapons and backpacks in areas where people are expected to converge during the next 5 days.

At the same time, Climaco called on the police and other law enforcement authorities including barangay officials and tanods to strictly implement Executive orders 169 and 170 she issued and other rules and regulations agreed upon during the coordinative meeting held earlier.

EO 169 imposes a traffic rerouting scheme in all roads leading to the Cesar C. Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-abong, Pasonanca and EO 170 bans the sale and drinking of liquor and other intoxicating drinks, the bringing of audio and video equipment and the playing of loud music as well as the bringing of firearms, bladed weapons and similar items and backpacks at the CCC Park. Both orders take effect 6pm March 23 until 6am March 26.

Mayor Climaco appealed for the support and cooperation of all sectors to help ensure the successful outcome of the Holy week observance.

The directives are intended to allow the Catholic faithful to observe the solemnity of the Holy Week, the last 7 days of the 40-day season of lent commemorating the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The observance of Holy Week, particularly on Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, usually draws thousands of people from all walks of life to the Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-Abong for the traditional vigil and Way of the Cross prayers, thus causing vehicular and pedestrian traffic congestions on roads leading to the park. — Sheila Covarrubias