Peaceful Holy Week in Zambo — police PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 March 2013 14:17

The observance of the Holy Week in Zamboanga City was generally peaceful, according to the police.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo yesterday disclosed that as early as the first day of the Holy Week, he personally led the deployment of his men in different areas including the 14 stations of the cross in Abong-Abong, the Monte Santo in Lumayang and the different catholic churches.

The Holy Week security plan was formulated by the police, military, city government and other agencies weeks before the observance of the Lenten Season.

As a result of the security measures, police record showed that there had been no untoward incident up to the last hour of Good Friday.

Despite the positive result, De Ocampo disclosed that they will still secure all churches up to the last mass today, Easter Sunday. 

The police chief also thanked the public for their cooperation in obeying all the laws, rules and regulations..

Aside from the police, the Task Force Zamboanga and barangay officials and their tanods in the different barangays played a special role in helping the police enforce the laws in every church.

The different barangay councils in the 98 barangays have utilized their manpower like the tanods and the Barangay Intelligence Network (BIN) during the masses and the processions on Good Friday. – Dan Toribio Jr.