PRO-7 proposes cellphone signal shutdown during Sinulog celebration

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram - CDN Digital | January 06,2020 - 12:36 PM

Police Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon, PRO-7 director, is interviewed by members of the Cebu media on Monday, January 6, 2020. CDN Digital photo | Morexette Marie B. Erram

Cebu City, Philippines—Signals from mobile networks in Cebu may be shut off as part of the security measures for this year’s Fiesta Señor celebration.

The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) announced that they submitted a proposal before the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to shut down cellphone signals during the celebration of the Sinulog Festival on January 18 and January 19, 2020.

This will include the period during the fluvial procession on the 18th and the grand parade on the 19th.

Police Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon, PRO-7 director, said they sent the proposal to the NTC in December 2019. 

The PRO-7  official said they are still awaiting response from NTC officials as of press time. /bmjo

WATCH: Police Regional Office Central Visayas (PRO-7) director Police Brigadier General Val de Leon urges Cebuanos to avoid illegal drugs when celebrating the upcoming Sinulog festival. | Gerard Vincent Francisco #CDNDigital

WATCH: Police Regional Office Central Visayas (PRO-7) director Police Brigadier General Val de Leon urges Cebuanos to avoid illegal drugs when celebrating the upcoming Sinulog festival. | Gerard Vincent Francisco #CDNDigital

Posted by CDN Digital on Sunday, January 5, 2020

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