By Leila Bingco-Dagot
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Oct. 28 (PNA) — The Palawan Provincial Police Office (PPO) here assured Wednesday that there will be increased “police visibility” in 23 municipalities in the province for the annual solemn celebration of the day of the departed.
Palawan PPO Director Sr. Supt. Benjamin Acorda said that all police stations in the province had already prepared their patrol plans as early as last week to ensure a safe and secure celebration of the All Soul’s Day/All Saint’s Day.
The PPO, he added, would set up police assistance desks in all cemeteries in the province, as well as coordinate with all local government units (LGUs), health centers, and other concerned agencies to ensure complete assistance to anyone.
“We will do our best to ensure that the cemeteries are safe for the loved ones of those who had passed on. There will be enough policemen stationed in the areas, hotlines that are accessible to people, who might need assistance,” Acorda said.
Police visibility, he said, would not only be in the cemeteries, but in other public places, such as the markets, terminals, plazas, and parks.
Acorda reminded that every resident should follow police policies that are implemented during the celebration. These are banned entries to cemeteries of any sharp and pointed objects, loud sound systems, liquor, play cards, and fireworks or crackers. (PNA)