CAMP Simeon Ola, Legazpi City -- The Police Regional Office 5 here has ordered deployment of police personnel in cemeteries, piers and vehicle terminals all over Bicol provinces, which started yesterday, to provide security for millions of people who will flock home on All Souls’ Day.
PRO5 spokesperson Senior Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquid has urged the public to refrain from bringing sharpened objects and liquors inside memorial parks and public cemeteries since these will be confiscated by the authorities.
Installation of police assistance centers inside cemeteries and motorists assistance centers along major national highways also started yesterday, Calubaquid said. In Camarines Sur, police director Senior Supt. Walfredo Pornillos isued an advisory for motorists to use alternate and diversion roads while passing the national highways in the province to avoid traffic congestions, including those where public cemeteries are located.
Public cemeteries located along the Maharlika Highway, include those in Pili, Nabua, Iriga City, Baao and Concepcion Pequeña in Naga City.
Local government units have implemented strict policies for vendors and eateries near cemeteries.
At the Bicol Central Station in Naga City, one of the busiest bus stations in Bicol, thousands of commuters from Manila arrived starting yesterday while major bus firms announced full booking of passengers for November 1 to 6.