Peaceful, orderly All Saints, All Souls Day in Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 November 2012 14:56

Police yesterday reported that the All Saints Day and All Souls Day celebration was very peaceful in Zamboanga City. No untoward incident was reported.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. James Mejia personally led in the deployment of PNP personnel in the different cemeteries at the first hour of November 1.

Police strictly enforced Executive Order 479-2012 issued by Mayor Celso Lobregat imposing some regulations in cemeteries to ensure peaceful and orderly celebration.

Mejia was elated while receiving reports from his men about the smooth flow of traffic and the orderly situation inn all cemeteries — private and public).

Initially, the police detailed in cemeteries seized 15 bolos, five scythes, two pairs of scissors and two bottles of liquor from some people paying respects to their departed loved ones.

However, the bolos, scythes and scissors were returned to the owners when they left the cemeteries as the police said, “they don’t” have criminal intent, istead those were cleaning the tombs of their departed loved ones.”

Mejia disclosed that the peaceful observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day was a result of the joint efforts of the police, city government, military and other agencies who contributed a lot for the good of the public.   

Police have deployed 541 organic personnel of the Zamboanga City Police Office under Mejia with 50 personnel from the Regional Public Safety Battalion dispatched in 36 cemeteries in the city.   

In a private cemetery in Tumaga, a teenager was accidentally shot and wounded by a security guard yesterday morning. – Dan Toribio Jr.