PASIG CITY, Oct. 28 (PIA) -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is all set for this year's traditional observance of Undas amid the current health crisis.
NCRPO chief Police Major General Debold M. Sinas ensured operational preparedness and readiness in terms of security and safety preparation for the upcoming Undas 2020.
Recently, Sinas personally inspected NCRPO personnel deployed at the Loyola Cemetery to check their capability not just in terms of equipment but also their morale and welfare considering the current health crisis.
"I am elated to see that our units deployed to secure the cemeteries in the Metro are prepared not just in terms of equipment but also physically and psychologically. Above all else, I want to ensure that the morale of our personnel is high considering the increased challenges brought by this pandemic in the implementation of our safety and security measures," said Sinas.
Likewise, the NCRPO chief checked the status of Marikina River considering the high risk of flooding and the ability of the police front line force in case of flood.
Presently, the NCRPO protects a total of 113 cemeteries within its area of responsibility with 777 personnel deployed. 29 of these cemeteries is located in Northern Police District manned by a total of 245 police officers; Eastern Police District with 19 cemeteries and 212 personnel deployed; MPD with 5 cemeteries and 27 personnel deployed; Southern Police District with 33 cemeteries and 179 personnel deployed; and Quezon City Police District with 27 cemeteries and 114 personnel deployed.
The identification of cemeteries and strategic deployment of troops to secure its vicinity and perimeter against all forms of lawlessness was endeavored by PMGen Sinas to ensure a safe and peaceful celebration of Undas.
Meanwhile, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) released Resolution No. 72 last September that ordered the closure of all public and private cemeteries and memorial parks from October 29 to November 4 as part of decisive actions of the national government in containing the spread of COVID-19. (PIA-NCR)