Mayor convenes CPOC Preparation for the Holy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:00

Week observance from April 10-16 was the priority agenda during the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) meeting convened by Mayor Beng Climaco Monday afternoon.

Executive Orders 255 and 256, the first ordering the imposition of a temporary traffic rerouting on all roads leading to the Mayor Cesar Climaco Freedom Park and the other prohibiting liquor, firearms, bladed weapons and backpacks inside the park from April 12-15 were thoroughly discussed.

City Police Director PSSupt. Luisito Magnaye said a comprehensive security plan will be in place to ensure the solemn and orderly observance of the Holy Week. Uniformed and non-uniformed police and military forces will be deployed to the Climaco Freedom park and all other places of convergence, he said.

During Holy week, the CCC Freedom Park in Abong-abong Upper Pasonanca becomes the center of activities, as the Christian faithful converge thereat to reflect the passion and crucifixion of Christ at the different stations of the cross. The two orders, issued March 23 were purposely to allow people to “commemorate the observance of the occasion with reverential solemnity and respect.”

Also discussed during the meeting were the 2 fire incidents that hit the city last week, Security updates by the police and Task Force Zamboanga, the proposed site offered by the City Government for the City Reformatory Center and several others.

Present during the meeting were all CPOC members notably, Councilor Josephien Pareja, Col. Magnaye, TFZ Commander Col. Leonel Nicolas, City Fire Marshall FCI Clint Cha, City Jail Warden JCI Ervin Diaz, representatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and other law enforcement units, Department of Interior and Local Government, business sector, academe, religious and other city government key officials. (Sheila Covarrubias)