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1,000 PNP personnel in Central Luzon deploy for Holy Week

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga —  – As its last ditch efforts to ensure the safety and security of the general public during the observance of Holy Week, Police Regional Office 3 Director P/Brig. Gen. Jose S. Hidalgo Jr., said that over 1,000 PNP personnel coming from the different police units in Central Luzon are already deployed region wide.

“We are expecting influx of passengers in bus terminals and at the same time  pilgrims and devotees to local churches and pilgrimage sites are expected to flock especially on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, this is why I have ordered the maximum deployment of our personnel as well as I have tapped the support of other police units within the region. We have also solicited the support of our force multipliers and auxiliary forces to include our Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs) and Radio net groups to help us ensure public safety,” Hidalgo also said.

He further stated that police presence is being  intensified through increased foot/mobile patrols and established Police Assistance Desks/Centers (PADs/Cs). Also, road safety marshals are already deployed in convergence points particularly in bus terminals, airport, seaports and recreational areas including highways, main thoroughfares and crime prone areas to ensure maximum police presence.

Earlier, PNP personnel across the region have provided area security in churches and chapels as the Holy Week officially starts with Palm Sunday.

“Semana Santa is a time for spiritual reflection for our Catholic devotees and we want them to hold their devout activities without worries. We are committed to ensure their safety and maintain peace and order in the week-long observance of Holy Week,” PRO3 directo added. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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