DCPO issues ‘Undas’ advisory

Hats, umbrellas, food and drinks. These are among the essentials the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) reminded people to have as the city girds for the observance of ‘Undas.’

The reminder is part of an advisory issued by the DCPO along with the do’s and don’ts.

As massive crowds are expected to troop to the cemeteries to observe the All Saints’ and All Soul’s days slated November 1 and 2, the DCPO and other law enforcement units are implementing strict prohibition on bringing of deadly or bladed weapons, loud speakers and liquor, and will monitor against gambling and selling.

Apart from the don’ts, the police office urged the public to always bring hat and umbrellas in case of too much sun heat or rain. Bringing of sufficient food and drinks are also necessary.

DCPO also encouraged visitors to assure that the lighted candles are not capable of igniting alarming flames.

The police also advised individuals to look for the first aid stations at the Philippine National Police (PNP) assistance hub that will be visibly located in the area in each cemetery.

To avoid traffic congestion, DCPO also urged motorist to observe “BLOW BAGETS” which means to check on the vehicles brakes, lights, oil, water, battery, air, gas, engine, tire and self (the driver).

Meanwhile, Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) chief Angel Sumagaysay recently announced that there will be no implementation of the “No Backpack Policy” in cemeteries but security personnel and law enforcing units will implement strict inspection of backpacks.

He encouraged the public to use transparent bags instead.

The implementation of “No Jacket Policy” will still be observed. Therefore, visitors must remove their jackets upon approaching the inspection area.The PSSCC will deploy more than 9,641 security personnel that will be divided for the 35 cemeteries in Davao City.

The Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 vowed to augment police deployment to Davao City and other provinces inside Davao Region if necessary.