Ilocos Region Celebrates Peaceful All Saints’ Day
CAMP FLORENDO, La Union – The Ilocos region has experienced a peaceful All Saints’ Day celebration, with no untoward incidents reported, according to the Police Regional Office-1. As a precautionary measure, however, the PRO-1 remains on full alert status, said Police Brig. Gen. John C. Chua.
To ensure a safe and orderly observance of All Saints’ Day, the PRO-1 has intensified the augmentation of route security, traffic management, and preventive patrol operations throughout the region. Areas of focus include cemeteries, memorial parks, places of convergence, and major thoroughfares during the “Undas” period.
Chua emphasized that the observance of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days is an annual activity that often leads to heavy traffic and congestion in commercial centers, public markets, cemeteries, and other gathering places. Consequently, the PRO-1 has redoubled its efforts to maintain peace and order during Undas, alongside the continued implementation of post-election security measures.
The PRO-1 has sought the assistance of other government agencies, non-government organizations, and volunteer groups to ensure maximum security and provide public safety services. This includes motorist assistance along major highways and traffic management on routes leading to cemeteries.
Senior police commissioned officers have been assigned as red teams to closely monitor and oversee the overall conduct of Undas security operations.
With the combined efforts of law enforcement agencies and the cooperation of the public, the Ilocos region has been able to enjoy a peaceful and orderly All Saints’ Day celebration.