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IPPO orders police stations to guard cemeteries during "Undas"

Ilagan, Isabela (28 October) -- The Isabela Police Provincial Office (IPPO) has ordered all police stations and mobile groups in the province to guard cemetery goers on "All Souls Day" or Undas to prevent untoward incidents inside the cemeteries.

Police Chief Inspector Roberto Bucad, chief of the provincial community relations service, said that Police Senior Superintendent Jimmy Rivera has directed all chiefs of police in the province to put up police assistance centers, checkpoints and assign traffic personnel in all cemeteries in the province to maintain peace and order during Undas.

It is the usual activity of the police during Undas to deploy its personnel to look into the safety of cemetery goers and maintain peace and order.

C/Inspector Bucad said the presence of police assistance center will directly address and act immediately on complaints of cemetery goers to prevent chaos.

Bucad said cemetery goers are prohibited to bring along with them deadly weapons including sharp objects like knife and bolos or other objects that may inflict danger to the people.

Bringing with them inside the cemetery of liquors and playing cards (baraha) are also prohibited.

Police officers will also manage and assist traffic personnel in the entry and exit of motorists and assign parking areas to maintain a smooth traffic flow in going to and out of cemeteries.

Bucad said the IPPO is ready at all times in assisting the public come November 1 and 2 where all Filipinos visit their dead love ones. (PIA Isabela) [top]

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