CCPO to deploy personnel in ports, terminals starting April 13

By: Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | April 11,2022 - 06:10 PM
Cebu South Bus Terminal as of 10 a.m. today, March 27, 2020. The long queues are gone and fewer passengers are now waiting to board the buses. | CDN Digital Photo

Cebu South Bus Terminal in 2020. | File photo


CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police deployment plan in Cebu City has been laid as travelers are expected to flock terminals and ports this Holy Week.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Janette Rafter, chief of operations of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said that they are finalizing the total number of personnel to be deployed in terminals and ports here. She said cops will be more visible in these areas starting Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Rafter, however, added that the number of personnel may vary depending on the needed security forces per station’s jurisdictions.

Rafter said that the 11 police stations here were already tasked to submit their security plans for their respective areas of jurisdiction, particularly those that will include terminals and ports.

“Wala nato gi centralized ang pag deploy sa mga tawo, sila atong gipa assess sa ilang situation also to maximize the deployment of our personnel kay naa man pud tay daghang i-deploy, like sa mga churches nato,” Rafter said.

Rafter said that they will also deploy police personnel outside the Cebu City South Bus Terminal. This is because they anticipate that some travelers may just wait for the buses outside the terminal instead of going inside the terminal to save time and avoid long queues.

For this concern, the CCPO is coordinating with the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO).

“Kay dira nas mga highway, based sa atong mga history before, dira magkagubot inig gawas sa mga buses, so we will deploy also mga CCTO nato ug mga kapulisan. Bawal gyud na siya, kay kung unsa tuy gi-require sa sulod, mao ra gyud unta siya,” said Rafter.

Rafter appeals to drivers to follow the minimum number of passengers allowed for their units.

As early as Monday, April 11, Rafter assessed that minimal travelers was observed around the terminals and ports.

“With our present condition nga naa tay bagyo,medyo mingaw pa,ang atong mga tawo nakabalo na man nga there is a typhoon, murag hesitant pa mu travel,” she said.

According to Rafter, they have accounted for at least 33 churches in Cebu City that may need a deployment during the Lenten Season.

The CCPO has also coordinated with the village watchers and force multipliers to assist them.

READ: CCPO on full alert status starting today, April 1

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