The Eastern Police District police force are ready to ensure safe and secure upcoming All Soul’s Day and All Saint’s Day 2019 as the District Director, PBGEN JOHNSON C ALMAZAN directed the Chiefs of Police of PAMaMariSAN (Pasig, Marikina, Mandaluyong and San Juan City) and the Battalion Commander of District Public Safety Battalion to deploy PNP personnel in the cemeteries, MRT/LRT/Bus terminals, commercial establishments, major thoroughfares, and other places of convergence in order to prevent criminal minds to execute their crimes in cooperation with the local governments and non-government organizations.

More or less 2,800 strong PNP personnel will be securing fifteen (15) cemeteries and two (2) columbaria within EPD area of responsibility along with a total of 2,200 force multipliers composed of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams, security guards, Medical Teams and Barangay Security Force, NGO’s and Civic Organizations.

The deployment aims to focus securing the cemetery goers to commemorate their love ones who passed away by means of establishing Police assistance Desks (PADS) and roving police personnel to conduct enforcement of city ordinances that pertains to drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking in public places and bringing of an prohibited items inside the cemetery such as: bolo, scissors, illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages and sound systems that may disrupt the solemn observance of All Souls and All Saints Day.

Continuous anti-criminality and relentless anti-illegal drugs campaign will still be conducted by the police operatives on ground which will be simultaneously monitored along with the deployment for the UNDAS 2019.

EPD District Director PBGEN JOHNSON C ALMAZAN said that the skeletal force deployment was implemented starting October 28-30, 2017′>2017 while full deployment of personnel will be on October 31 to November 1, 2017′>2017. Thus, all official leaves of personnel will not be allowed except emergency and sick leaves only in order to ensure full force deployment this coming Undas 2019.

“Since there is an estimated 195,800 crowd within the Metro-East for the upcoming UNDAS 2019, rest assured that we will intensify police visibility day and night by means of setting up Police Assistance Desks (PADs) in these teeming areas such as cemeteries, churches, bus terminals and other vital installations.” PBGEN ALMAZAN added.

Flyers with safety tips on how to be safe during the UNDAS 2019′>2019 were initially distributed by District Police Community Relations Unit personnel that will continue until November 1, 2019′>2019. The public is encouraged to cooperate with security protocols, be vigilant and to report to authorities any suspicious persons, activities , and unusual occurrences in the public such as boxes and bags left unattended, people checking areas or buildings, people trying to enter secured areas, or any untoward incidents and crime situations through the nearest police stations and police assistance desks.###