Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Director Police Superintendent Alexander Tagum on Saturday, April 13, reminded the public to always be vigilant and mindful during the observance of the Holy Week.
“Advise ko sa atong local residents and even tourists nga nagbisita sa atong syudad nga dapat always mindful sila sa ilang immediate environment ilang neighborhood and kung asa sila naga adto,” the City Director told Edge Davao in an interview.
Despite underscoring the prevailing peace and order in the city, Tagum encouraged the people to be security-conscious at all times and urge the community to cooperate with the authorities to maintain peace and order especially during the worship week.
“Immediately report any unusual activities or individuals nga sa tan-aw nila ay suspicious ang presence sa area,” said Tagum as they will raise to a full alert status starting Sunday, April 14 until the end of Holy Week.
He also assured that Philippine National Police (PNP) and Military Security Forces will be visible in all areas of the city to provide service and protection 24/7.
“We’ll deploy the maximum number of personnel of DCPO including Police Auxiliaries and Augmentations from Police Regional Office (PRO) 11,” Tagum assured.
Tagum likewise reminded the public to observe the “No Backpacks, No Boxes” policy.
DCPO is set to deploy at least seven police personnel who will be assigned inside and outside worship places in Davao City to conduct inspection.
Bringing of large bags especially backpacks are prohibited inside worship places.
“Let us all be partners for a peaceful and progressive Davao City,” he said.