Thursday, March 26, 2015

PNP-Bicol ready for Oplan Summer Vacation, Holy Week

LEGAZPI CITY—The Philippine National Police-Bicol regional office is all prepared to keep the public safe and secured during the summer vacation, especially Holy Week, with at least 1,000 police officers and 3,000 force multipliers ready to ensure peace and order.

Chief Supt. Victor Deona, PNP-Bicol Regional Director, had given full instructions to his men to be on a 24-hour duty to implement Oplan Summer Vacation and Holy Week, said Senior Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, PRO5 spokersperson.

Calubaquib said the PNP-Bicol leadership has implemented the operational security plan early for the safety of the vacationers and the residents alike.

The operational plan is effective on March 20 to May 31, she said.

The plan involves setting up of motorist assistance centers along the Maharlika Highway from Barangay Tabogon, Daet, Camarines Norte, to Matnog, Sorsogon, and in the island-provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.

Police officers have also been posted in populous areas like transport terminals, airports, sea ports, markets, malls, churches and tourist destinations.

Deona has also assigned uniformed men in entry and exit points in the region and asked his men to intensify patrol and police visibility, especially in areas of convergence.

The police officers will be assisted by about 3,000 force multipliers from different sectors of the society like village law enforcers, security guards, radio communication groups like the Kabalikat Civicom and Barangay Peacekeeping and Action Teams.

Each police station has also put up a hotline where people needing assistance can call for assistance.

"We want to ensure peace, order and the security of the public in the entire region during the whole summer vacation," Calubaquib said.

She said the order of Deona covers all police offices and stations in the six provinces, towns and cities in the Bicol Region, whose chiefs will be required to submit accomplishment reports that would be reflected in their report cards to the Office of the Regional Director. (by Nancy Ibo Mediavillo, PNA)

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