By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Caloocan Mayor Enrico “Recom” Echiverri has ordered local police units, headed by Senior Supt. Jude Wilson Santos, to tighten security at local bus stations, malls and other crowded places as the country formally starts the observance of Holy Week this Sunday.
He also instructed Santos to deploy additional police to these people-congested areas as a precautionary measure against threats to peace and order.
Echiverri added that he wants members of the Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) and bomb sniffing dogs to be on the scene to detect any explosives or weapons that the criminals may try to smuggle into the bus stations.
He added that the Reformed Department of Public Safety and Traffic Management (RDPSTM), on the other hand, would see to it that traffic remains orderly despite the deluge of passengers expected this Holy Week.
Meanwhile, Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas President, Councilor Ricojudge “RJ” Echiverri has coordinated with barangay officials in efforts to keep barangay tanods or watchmen on the ready against thieves and burglars.
The Caloocan mayor noted that a lot of homes would be left empty this Holy Week since residents will be flocking to their respective provinces.
However, the joint deployment of additional police, watchmen and members of the RDPSTM is seen to discourage any criminal activity within the neighborhood.
As a final reminder, Echiverri told his constituents to make sure that all of their electrical appliances are unplugged so as to prevent fires during their time out in the province.