500 policemen to be deployed for the launching of 500 years of Christianity 

By: Alven Marie A. Timtim - CDN Digital | November 11,2019 - 02:31 PM

Police Colonel Geovanie Maines, officer-in-charge of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) holds a press briefing this afternoon, November 11, 2019 at Camp Sotero Cabahug along Gorordo Avenue Cebu City. CDN Digital photo | Alven Marie A. Timtim

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is preparing its security measure for the launching of the 500 years of Christianity event this Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu here.

Police Colonel Geovanie Maines, officer-in-charge of CCPO, told reporters on Monday, November 11, 2019, that he will deploy 500 police personnel from CCPO, including augmented officers from the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), to guard the venue for the event. 

Maines said they are anticipating an overflow of people during the event, which he said needs more men to facilitate orderliness. 

Since they will be expecting a flock of people, Maines said that they will be on full alert on Wednesday.

K9 dogs will also be sniffing around the area as they are anticipating worst case scenarios such as bomb threats on the day of the event. 

He said on the day of the event, wearing of caps, backpacks and jackets are not allowed in the venue as preventive measures for possible criminal actions.

On Monday afternoon, as part of their preparation for the event, Maines said they will be conducting a simulation exercise in the area to anticipate the turn of events on Wednesday. /bmjo

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