PNP Bicol launches Oplan Undas

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All Saints' Day: These two men clean and paint the tombs of their departed loved ones. Photo by Avito C. Dalan/PNA
All Saints’ Day: These two men clean and paint the tombs of their departed loved ones. Photo by Avito C. Dalan/PNA

LEGAZPI CITY (29- Oct-2012/PNA) – ┬áThe Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol would set up check points and deploy additional police personnel as a security measure during the observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day , a religious event celebrated across the country, a police official said.

The security plan would put the PNP operatives on high alert after it launched Oplan Undas on Wednesday designed to maintain peace and solemnity in observance of All Saints and All Souls Days across the Bicol region, according to police Supt. Renato Bataller, PNP Bicol spokesperson.

Bataller said police operatives were tasked to secure religious, public and private cemeteries, churches, major roads, airports, ports and other places where people usually converge during the religious event.

All Saints and All Souls Day will be observed on November 1 and 2 this year and were declared holidays.

Bataller said the PNP would also field additional personnel to provide support in manning assistance centers set up at various highways, airports, ports, including malls and communication relay stations.

Police assistance centers will also be set up at major ports and airports to assist passengers particularly in the cities of Naga and Legazpi, Masbate and in Virac, Catanduanes.

Security checks would be strictly enforced in bus terminals and major seaports across the region, added Bataller. (PNA)

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