THERE will be a total of 6,570 security personnel to be deployed in the private and public cemeteries and the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT) from October 30 to November 4 to ensure safety following the high number of people expected to vis

“The commitment of the security cluster is to provide appropriate security sa tanang sementeryo, be it public or private,” Angel Sumagaysay, Public Safety and Security Command Center head said on Thursday, October 18, during the I-speak media forum.

He added that the involved personnel are from the Davao City Police Office, Central 911, City Transport and Traffic Management Office, Office of the City Economic Enterprise and Development, Civil Security Unit, Bureau of Fire Protection, Regional Intelligence Committee, and Davao City Public Safety Command Center.

More personnel will be deployed in DCOTT two days earlier as the city expects more people to arrive at the time.

On October 30, 330 personnel will be deployed; October 31, 1,360 personnel; November 1, 2,010; November 2, 2,010; November 3, 630; and on November 4, 230 will still actively ensure the safety of the public.

“Kung medyo daghan, naa pa gihapon tay reserves [personnel] ani (If there will be more people than expected, we still have reserved personnel [that could assist],” Sumagaysay said.

“Ayaw mo og expect na perfect na ang implementation but ginahimo sa security cluster ang tanan (Do not expect for a perfect implementation, but the security cluster is doing everything),” he also said, adding that they will impose maximum tolerance.


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