Police report peaceful, orderly All Saints Day, All Souls Day PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 14:14

Police yesterday reported that the two-day celebration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day generally peaceful and orderly with no untoward incident recorded.

“Oplan Kaluluwa” was initiated by the city government in partnership with the local police under City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin Deocampo to provide total security to the public during their visits to the different cemeteries in the city.

Deocampo disclosed that as early as last week, his office and the city government with the Task Force Zamboanga have adopted measures to ensure peace and order during the two-day celebration.

Deocampo had deployed policemen in all cemeteries, both public and private.

He said that assistance centers were also set-up outside the cemeteries to assist the people in case of any emergency.

Deocampo, who personally led his men in inspecting the cemeteries to see to it that everything was in order, said he was very impressed by the cooperation showed by the public with the authorities.

Based on records of the police stations from Vitali up to the last station in Labuan, no violence was reported especially in a cemetery.

Deocampo also thanked the public for their cooperation with the police, especially on the traffic re-routin scheme on roads leading to cemeteries.

The City Police Director said that policemen were sent off to cemeteries before sunrise last Monday and stayed there until lyesterday.

He added that the public apparently adhered to the executive order issued by Mayor Celso Lobregat on the no liquor, no gambling, no loud sounds and no deadly weapon allowed in the cemeteries.

Deocampo said the implementation of the executive order was almost the same with that of previous years as there were no major changes made.

Moreover,Deocampo said the police will remain on alert status to secure the city until the yuletide season.

By Dan Toribio Jr.