Mayor Lina Montilla convened yesterday the members of the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) in an effort to beef up the security ahead of the observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day in Tacurong City.
Said meeting was also the local government’s compliance to Memorandum Circular No. 2013-123 issued by DILG Secretary Mar Roxas directing all local chief executives of Local Government Units (LGU) to “implement necessary measures towards a peaceful and meaningful observance of Undas 2013”.
The CPOC meeting inside the Conference Room of the Office of the City Mayor was attended by Tacurong City Chief of Police Supt. Junny Buenacosa, 601st Deputy Brigade Commander Lt. Col. Dece Yabo, Vice Mayor Joseph Lechonsito, Councilors Rodrigo Jamorabon and Psyche Sucaldito, Liga ng mga Barangay President Silvestre Llanto, City Administrator Eduardo Nicolo, and Local Government Operations Officer Alberto Sero, Jr. among others.
Supt. Buenacosa presented to the council the security plan that was already implemented on the eve of Undas. Deployment and mobilization of law enforcers, tanods, rescuers, and medical teams in all public places and critical areas, and most especially in the cemeteries were among the priorities presented.
The chief of police also informed the public that some traffic rerouting will be done and the main road going to the public cemetery in New Isabela will be closed to vehicles to avoid traffic congestion.
Only those tricycles rented by the city government and are offering free rides are allowed to go around the cemetery roads.
Meanwhile, the public is enjoined to abide by some of the prohibited acts during Undas, especially the bringing of deadly weapons, drinking, and gambling inside the cemeteries. (Allan Freno)