La Union PNP readies Security OPLAN SUMVAC 2007 for Semana Santa
by Jessie R. Valdez
San Fernando City, La Union (4 April) -- In line with the directive of PNP Chief Oscar Calderon for PNP nationwide to prepare security measures to ensure public safety for the Semana Santa, the City of San Fernando, La Union Police Station are now ready with its Security Plan , OPLAN SUMVAC 2007.
PSINSP Marlon D. Paiste, Deputy Chief of Police, City of San Fernando, La Union said Police personnel as well as force multipliers were already deployed in all bus terminals, Police Community Precints (PCPs) and Motorists Assistance Centers (MACs), and along the beaches called Bantay Dagat and police visibility has been strengthened in interior areas.
Deputy Chief Paiste identified the 5 PCPs,/MACs in Lingsat, Pagdaraoan-Biday Jct MAC, Parian PCP/Mac, Pagdalagan and Ilocanos PCP/MAC having deployed PNP personnel together with Brgy. Tanods and traffic aides as multipliers who will be on a round the clock duty.
For police visibility on all places of assignments including the 8 bus terminals here, Paiste said personnel assigned were already given instructions and order.
For Bantay Dagat along the several beaches here, Paiste said, he will take charge on sector 1 which is located in Pagudpud PAC with 12 /12 PNP personnel deployed together with Brgy. Tanods, Medics (CHO) LU lifeguards while in San Agustin and San Francisco PAC; 8/6 PNP personnel deployed in partnership with traffic aides, Naval Forces North, Coastguards NLD, Medics (CHO), and barangay tanods as force multipliers.
Sector 2, Paiste identified PINSP Armando Santiago to head the area and is located at Lingsat and Dalumpinas PAC with 6/5 PNP personnel, with a group of barangay tanods, traffic aides, Medics (CHO) and LU lifeguards.
PINSP Roberto B De La Cruz, will head the Sector 3 which is the Bank's/Fisherman's Village, Poro Paiste added. In this area, deployed PNP was 3/3 while in Ilocanos Sur, 7/8 with the aid of PNP Maritime Grp, Coastguard NLD, traffic aides, and barangay tanods as force multipliers.
The Philippine Coast Guard, likewise, expressed readiness to respond to emergencies occurring at high seas while commuters in highways may also approach LTFRB who put up help desks in bus terminals. The LTFRB officials urged vacationers to reduce their baggage to be able to enjoy their trips to the provinces and other destinations. (PIA La Union) [top]