1,627 cops deployed in Central Visayas cemeteries
Ferro reminded the public that cemeteries will be closed from October 29 to November 4 and to take advantage of the remaining time that they are allowed to visit.
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1,627 cops deployed in Central Visayas cemeteries
Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Around 1,627 policemen will be deployed in the 415 cemeteries all over Central Visayas, said Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, Police Regional Office 7 director.

Ferro said they are also securing all the four airports, 60 seaports and around 57 but terminals in the region.

“We will try to see to it that our different places of convergence are also secured," Ferro told reporters.

Ferro reminded the public that cemeteries will be closed from October 29 to November 4 and to take advantage of the remaining time that they are allowed to visit.

He further appealed for the cooperation of the local government units (LGUs) in enforcing the peacekeeping for the observance of Undas.

"That's the only way that we could secure the different areas, municipalities and cities and atong mga kaigsuonan diri sa Central Visayas," Ferro said.

Meanwhile, Cebu City Police Office director, Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, assessed their monitoring for the allotted dates of visitation as generally peaceful.

"Wala tay natala nga reklamo nga nakawatan or nawala or naunsa ba sud sa mga sam-ang, just to make sure atong mga security forces nagpadayon sa pag-monitor," said Ligan.

Ligan further said that they have combined security forces with Cebu City Traffic Office (CCTO), barangay and the city disaster offices.

As the closing of the cemeteries draws near, Ligan said they are anticipating for the possibility that people will be having their last minute visit in the cemeteries.

Ligan appealed to the people to make use of the remaining days before the cemetery closures and not to wait the last day on October 29.

He however expressed gratitude for the public in their cooperation for a peaceful cemetery visits. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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