MORE than 3,500 policemen will be deployed in several areas in Metro Manila, particularly near the vicinity of cemeteries, to ensure a peaceful observance of All Saints and All Souls Day.
This was announced yesterday by NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar, who said the deployment is part of the security measure for “Ligtas Undas 2018”.
The deployment will start on October 31 until November 2, 2018.
The NCRPO chief also ordered all police units to double the police visibility and intensify police operations to ensure public safety and protection in the whole Metro Manila.
He said the NCRPO also established joint multi- agency cooperation and support mechanism with other government agencies and counterparts, including Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), local government units and volunteer groups to serve as force multipliers in providing maximum security and public safety to include motorist assistance amd traffic management along routes leading to different areas of interest such as cemeteries, terminals, train stations, seaports and airports.
“The deployment of NCRPO personnel will serve as augmentation in the conduct of preventive patrol operations, anti-criminality and anti-drug campaigns,” Eleazar said.
In line with these, Eleazar said beat patrollers with K9 handlers and explosive ordnance experts will be posted in identified key security areas and vital installations.
“I already instructed all the district directors for the full implementatiom and supervision of all its resources from personnel, mobility and other logistical requirements for the smooth amd successful deployment amd operation on their respective areas of responsibility,” he said.
Eleazar also appealed to the public for their cooperation and support to achieve peaceful observance of All Saints and All Souls Day.
“Mga kababayan, ang pangunahing prayoridad ng Team NCRPO ay ang inyong kaligtasan at kaayusan ng ating pamayanan. Gayundin, hinihingi po namin ang inyong kooperasyon at suporta sa ating mga kapulisan para sa isang mapayapa at matiwasay na paggunita sa ating mga mahal sa buhay na namayapa na,” he said.