Mariano: 1.9M visit cemeteries; Kalag-kalag celebration in Cebu peaceful

By: Alven Marie A. Timtim - CDN Digital | November 03,2019 - 12:36 PM


CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) recorded at least 1.9 million cemetery visitors during the Kalag-kalag celebration on November 1 and 2, 2019.

Despite the presence of a huge crowd, Police Colonel Roderick Mariano, CPPO director, said that they did not record any criminal activities during two-day celebration.

Mariano credited their strict implementation of cemetery regulations which included the prohibition against the bringing of sharp objects and liquor and gambling among others.

“Generally peaceful and manageable ang celebrations,” Mariano told CDN Digital in a phone interview today, November 3.

Read More: Police: All Saints Day observance in Cebu peaceful;  nearly 500K troop to cemeteries

Mariano lauded the police for tirelessly inspecting items that are brought into the cemeteries to prevent the entry of contraband in compliance with the directive of Police Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon, director of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7).

Policemen securing the different cemeteries in Cebu confiscated a total of 107 bladed weapons, 215 bottles of alcoholic beverage and eight other prohibited items which included butane canisters.

Mariano said that they will implement the same prohibition and also find other means on how to further improve security in cemeteries in next year’s Kalag-kalag celebration. / dcb


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: 1.9 cemetery visitors, bladed weapons, butane canister, Kalag-Kalag, liquor, Mariano

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.