Monday, November 2, 2015

PNP-Albay reiterates items banned in cemeteries on Sunday, Monday

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 1 (PNA) -- Police Senior Supt. Marlo S. Meneses, Philippine National Police Albay provincial director, on Sunday morning appealed to the public to avoid bringing banned items and making prohibited activities at the cemeteries during the All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day to ensure security and order at the graveyards of the departed beloved ones.

Among these items and activities are bringing or drinking liquor, gambling, bringing along pointed or bladed instruments and deadly weapons, making noise and loud sounds and playing loud music.

Meneses also asked women to avoid being in sexy outfits that could start trouble in the cemetery and wear those that are fit for the occasion.

"Real beauty does not show in sexy outfits but comes out in simple clothes," he said.

The police official advised parents not to allow their daughters to go to the cemetery improperly dressed.

"What should be brought to the cemeteries during moments for our beloved departed are candles, flowers and solemn prayers for them," Meneses said.

He said his men are well-prepared for the occasion with the implementation of "Oplan Kaluluwa" or "Implan Undas 2015", saying all police stations in the 15 towns and three cities of Albay are implementing this security plan.

Meneses said Albay has 63 public and private cemeteries, mostly in the cities of Legazpi, Tabaco and Ligao and the town of Polangui.

Each cemetery, he said, has Police Assistance Desk or PAD; the same with terminals, airports, markets, churches, malls and other places frequented by people.

Every police station, the police official added, has additional men from the provincial police office while personnel from the Public Safety Company are continuously patrolling villages to prevent possible troublemakers and persons with bad intentions against their fellowmen like stealing.(PNA) CTB/FGS/NIM/CBD/PJN