THE busy schedule and call of duty do not stop officials and members of the Eastern Police District (EPD) from participating the Holy Week traditions.
According to EPD director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula, personnel of EPD will ride bikes to different churches of Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina and San Juan cities as part of the “Bisikleta Iglesia”.
Sapitula said the activity was part of the EPD’s effort to ensure peace and order by visiting different Catholic churches within the EPD area of responsibility through bike patrolling.
The “Bisikleta Iglesia” will be conducted April 13 (Holy Maunday), together with residents and other Catholic devotees.
Sapitula said the “Bisikleta Iglesia” “was patterned after the old tradition “Visita Iglesia” wherein Catholic faithfuls are encouraged to visit 14 churches within their locality, as policemen will ride bikes to the different churches within the AOR of the EPD.
The EPD’s will also conducting Pabasa sa Semana Santa on April 12 where a Holy Mass will be offered at 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the EPD Chapel.
The ‘Pabasa’ will start after the Mass until the Book of Passion will be finished at EPD Chapel.
“Even if we are in full alert status because of the influx of commuters who will take vacations in and out of Metro Manila and observe the Holy Week, we must never forget to keep our faith in our Creator,” Sapitula explained.
Sapitula also encouraged the public to report any untoward incidents or any suspicious persons during the observance of Holy Week, they can call at 641-0877/ 0917-7283790 or they can send a message via Facebook account EPD React and our Twitter account is @epdpio.