Cebu City Police Office OIC reminds men to be vigilant at night

By: Alven Marie A. Timtim - CDN Digital | November 01,2019 - 03:01 PM

Police Colonel Geovanie Maines, officer-in-charge of the Cebu Police Office (CPPO), conducts an inspection at the Calamba Cemetery on Friday morning, November 1, 2019. CDN Digital photo | Raul Tabanao

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Colonel Geovanie Maines, officer-in-charge of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), reminded his officers who are on duty for Kalag-kalag 2019 to be extra vigilant at night time .

During a visit to the Calamba Cemetery on Friday morning, November 1, 2019, he told officers that crimes are most likely to happen during night time, therefore the security should be tighter.

“Wag nyo pabayaan. Pag overnight sila, overnight din kayo,” said Maines.

(Don’t leave them. If the people are up all night, you should be too.)

Read: Police confiscate butane canister, toy gun from Calamba Cemetery visitors

In an interview with the reporters, Maines shared that the police have not received any untoward incidents as of 11 a.m. of Friday.

He said the public was generally cooperative with the set rules and regulations inside the cemetery.

Although there were several bladed weapons confiscated, Maines said they were mostly for tomb cleaning and will still be returned to the owners once they leave the cemetery.

Read: Cabantan Cemetery: 10 contrabands confiscated, 2 violators apprehended

Meanwhile,  as of 12 noon, Police Executive Master Sergeant Michael Bentulan, assigned  supervisor of the Calamba Cemetery, one of the two biggest cemeteries in Cebu City, told CDN Digital, that almost 5,000 individuals already visited the cemetery.

He said they are expecting more people to arrive in the afternoon.

Based from their estimated crowd last year, Bentulan said that they are expecting at least 30,000 individuals visiting the cemetery on Friday. /bmjo

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: CCPO, Kalag Kalag 2019, Maines, night time, OIC, security

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.