MANILA The Quezon City Police District has deployed almost 2,500 cops to secure cemeteries, major thoroughfares, and other public places, where people are expected to converge for the long weekend in observance of Undas.
We will be deploying 2,444 uniformed and plainclothes policemen to man at least six cemeteries and 20 columbarium(s), including bus terminals, and other vital installations in Quezon City. We will also put up police assistance hubs near the cemeteries and columbarium for immediate police assistance to the public, Acting QCPD Director, Col. Ronnie Montejo, said in a statement on Thursday.
Starting Wednesday, the QCPD (went) on full alert status as many of our kababayans (fellowmen) are expected to go to the cemeteries, columbarium(s), or flock to bus terminals to go home in the province to visit their dead on All Saints' and All Souls' Days, he said.
Montejo reminded the public not to bring inside the cemeteries prohibited items, such as guns and explosives, bladed weapons, intoxicating alcohol, illegal gambling cards, videoke machines, and loudspeakers.
He also reminded those who shall leave their homes for the province to make sure that their houses are secured and locked. He said installing burglar alarms and closed-circuit televisions would be of help against akyat-bahay (burglars).
Montejo encouraged the public to report to the established Police Assistance Hubs any suspicious or untoward incident for appropriate action. They may call or text the following emergency or hotline numbers: send to team NCRPO: Globe 09158888181, Smart 09999018181 and QCPD DD'S Tipline: 09178611870. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency