MANILA, Philippines — Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad, the chief of the National Capital Region Police…
NCRPO plans to deploy 10,000 security guards for “Undas.”
10,000 police personnel will be deployed by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) to guarantee a quiet and orderly celebration of the Undas (All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days) holidays.
We will initially deploy 10,000 police officers, along with force multipliers, barangay tanods, civic volunteer organizations, and other volunteer organizations, NCRPO spokesperson Lt. Col. Dexter Verzola told reporters on Tuesday.
This occurred as crowds were anticipated to swarm to cemeteries, columbaria, and memorial parks to pay respects to their deceased loved ones on this year’s holiday.
To stop the coronavirus from spreading over the Undas holidays, these places have been ordered closed for the past two years.
A day before All Saints’ Day, he said, police officers will be fully deployed to monitor all Metro Manila graves, whether private or public.
According to him, deploying NCRPO soldiers will help with preventive patrol operations, anti-crime, and anti-drug programs.
To direct travelers and stop thieves from taking advantage of the crowd, police assistance desks (PADs) will also be set up, the official said.
To maintain law and order, he said police support centers would be built inside and outside of cemeteries and memorial parks. He also advised people to ensure minimal public health requirements are upheld.
Verzola stated that seven mobile police outposts of the NCRPO will be deployed in addition to the police officers so they can watch, particularly with the inflow of people this upcoming Undas.
“The premise of this is that you can put it where it is required to put it so that the police can watch over the people, especially with the influx of people this Undas,” Verzola said. “It is possible to put it where it is necessary to put it so that the police can watch over the people.”
The seven mobile outposts, he continued, had already been set up in the following locations: the intersection of Aseana Avenue and Macapagal Boulevard; the NAIAX Ramp (Southbound) in front of Racks Restaurant; Bradco Avenue corner Valera Street (Monarch Park Suites); Bradco Avenue corner Macapagal Boulevard (across DFA and McDonalds); in front of Starbucks along Macapagal Boulevard; the Diokno Boulevard corner Aseana Avenue (in front of Solaire); and (PITX).
Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, the head of the NCRPO, previously stated that the mobile outpost maintains true police visibility where patrollers are on alert and prepared to help the public in times of emergency and extend safety services as required.
According to Estomo, the mobile outpost was created to readily move to locations requiring police presence, notably in high-crime zones, terminals, transit hubs, and gathering places to prevent crimes and uphold order.
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