Keep calm, all activities will be held as scheduled -- Mayor Bongat

NAGA CITY September 7, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – City Mayor John Bongat has assured Nagueños that security issues have been tackled by the city officials and the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in a Peace and Order meeting today.

Mayor John Bongat
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The announcement was made in a media interview, where he emphasized that all the activities that have been lined-up for this year’s Penafrancia Fiesta will push through, as scheduled.

“I would like to appeal to everybody to be responsible devotees of Ina. Please stay calm. We are doing our best to keep everybody safe,” he said.

Meanwhile, during the same meeting, the recommendation of the Naga City Police to shut down the operation of the telecommunication companies within Naga City during the procession was not yet decided. The city officials said they will discuss the same issue during the next Peace and Order Council (POC) meeting.

Based on their initial assessement, the issue of shutting down the operation of telcos would be left to the sound discretion of the regional leadership of the police.