The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) along with the Task Force Davao and the Public Safety and Security Office (PSSO) hold a send-off ceremony for the safety and security forces that will be deployed and provide maximum security coverage for the “2022 Pasko Fiesta sa Davao”, including the “Pasko Pahalipay sa Taal”, the Duterte family’s traditional gift-giving activity at Central Park Subd., Bangkal, slated on December 26, 2022.
The send-off activity, held at Camp Domingo Leonor grounds on Tuesday, presented the contingents from various forces that include the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), joint TF Haribon-TF Davao, Tactical Operations Group (TOG 11), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Davao, Davao Fire District, Bureau of Fire Protection-Davao (BFP-Davao), National Bureau of Investigation-Davao (NBI-Davao), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA 11), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Davao (PDEA-Davao), DCPO comprising the 20 police stations, DCPO Revitalized Police sa Barangay (DCPO-R-PSB), DCPO Police Auxiliary (PAUx), DCPO support units, DCPO augmentation groups, PSSO, City Social Welfare, and Development Office (CSWDO), City Health Office (CHO), Civil Security Unit (CSU), DCPO volunteer group of force multipliers, and Central 911.
“The yuletide season is one of Filipinos’ most important holiday celebrations. Thus, our role in the safety and security sector is crucial to achieve a peaceful and successful pasko fiesta celebration here in Davao City. As we implement our security plan, expect that we will intensify all our deployment and our strategies to align our efforts to our shared goal which is to attain a zero-incident during the whole duration of pasko fiesta that will extend up to New Year 2023,” said DCPO director Colonel Alberto Lupaz in his message.
Lupaz assured that the security and safety cluster will double their efforts specially the security coverage during the series of “Simbang Gabi” in the different churches in the entire city.
“We will also be fortifying our crime prevention efforts and community-based strategies in line with Davao City’s culture of security—and we can achieve this through cooperation, collaboration, and hard work,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Christmas “Pahalipay”, which is a gift-giving tradition of the Duterte family at the ancestral house of former President Rodrigo Duterte along Taal Road is considered the biggest crowd drawer expecting more or less 40,000 beneficiaries from Davao City, Davao Region, and neighboring regions.