The Bacolod City police will be on heightened alert today in anticipation of the protests to be staged in the city to commemorate Labor Day.
City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said they will enhance police visibility in areas like the Public Plaza, the City Rotonda and the Fountain of Justice, where rallies of different labor organizations will be held.
De la Paz also said they will deploy intelligence operatives to monitor the situation in the rally centers as other groups may take advantage of the situation.
He ordered the chiefs of police to intensify police visibility in their areas and provide additional security in vital installations and business establishments.
The police will observe maximum tolerance and allow the protestors to air their concerns, but De la Paz appealed to them not to create disturbance, police their own ranks, and avoid hampering the smooth flow of traffic.*APN