‘Undas’ security measures set

October 25, 2018

POLICE are preparing its security measures for Undas 2018 to keep the country safe and this are calling anew on the public to help them thwart the presence of organized crime groups who may likely increase their activities when Filipinos leave their homes to visit their departed ones in public and private cemeteries nationwide.

PNP chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde asked the general public to follow very important tips that could save lives, limbs and properties from criminals or even accidents while traveling in a personal vehicle or a taxi during the forthcoming All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

The PNP chief said with the influx of and movement of people from the rural areas to urban centers or vice-versa next week, they are implementing a massive security, traffic and public safety plan.

These include the intensification of the conduct of foot and mobile patrols in areas and during times when their presence is most needed; establishment of Police Assistance Desks in places of convergence like shopping malls;  deployment of road Safety Marshals;  conduct of more checkpoint operations; and conduct of joint PNP-Armed Forces interdiction patrols to deter illegal discharge of firearms.

He said travel safety tips should also be remembered by the public to protect them in their workplaces and their vehicles and ensure their safety while traveling on their way home even as the 170,000-strong police force steps up its massive security program.

National Capital Region Police Office chief, Director Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar also warned the public against members of criminal groups known for preying on targets in Metro Manila and other parts of the country during ‘Undas.’

Among these groups are Salisi Gang, Ipit Taxi Gang, Siksik Gang, Riles Gang, Budol Budol, Sneaky Office Intruders, Condo Criminals and Solicit Gang, he said.

The PNP chief has reminded the public to be AVA or Be Alert, Vigilant and Accountable to enjoy a safe and peaceful ‘Undas 2018.’