CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- To ensure zero crime incidence during the observance of Undas 2018, some 6,000 police personnel will be deployed to cover all cemeteries and transport terminals round-the-clock from October 27 until the evening of November 2.
This was bared by Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, who said that Motorist Assistance Centers with road safety marshals will also be set up in major thoroughfares and secondary roads in the region to guarantee public safety and security during the observance of All Saints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2, 2018.
“I have directed our city and provincial directors from the different police offices to continuously conduct police focused operations and sustain the level of alertness and vigilance to ensure maximum police presence in all places of convergence including churches so as to assure our public of a safe and secure Undas 2018. Also, the entire PNP in the region will be on full alert status,” he said.
Corpus cautioned the public against bad elements who want to take advantage of the observance period.
“I want to remind our public to also be wary and alert so as not to give lawless elements the opportunity to carry out their nefarious activities. While we have already disseminated all safety tips including BLOWBAGETS for those who will travel with their own vehicles, we will also have our police assistance desks in place in the different places of engagement. We advise the public not to hesitate to report any incident to the police in your nearest police station or thru PNP hotline number 0999-883-8327/0917-623-4700,” he added.
Earlier, prompt police response resulted in the arrest of a robbery-holdup suspect in Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
Corpus identified the suspect as Bernie Santos, of Bgy. Dela Paz, Tarlac City, who was arrested by police authorities after his victim, identified as Jessa Mendoza, sought the help of members of Mabalacat City police, who were patrolling along MacArthur Highway in Bgy. Camachile.
Recovered from Santos’ possession were a sling bag containing one Smith and Wesson cal. .38 revolver loaded with six live ammunition, a screw driver and a heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu and illegal drug paraphernalia. The looted item, an Oppo F9 cellular phone worth P20,000, was also seized from him.