More than 1,000 policemen from the city and other force multipliers are securing the highlights of the MassKara Festival in Bacolod City today and tomorrow.
At the Tourism Strip along Lacson Street, a total of 400 policemen, including the augmentation force from the Police Regional Office-18 and Regional Training School-6 are deployed, Chief Insp. Benedicto Villarias, the area ground commander, said yesterday.
For the street and arena dance competition today and tomorrow, 115 personnel, 65 of them uniformed and 50 army reserves, are to secure the parade, Chief Insp. Neil Exaltado, the area ground commander, said.
At the Bacolod Government Center, Senior Insp. John Ganzon, chief of Police Station 4, said more than 80 policemen, including the augmentation forces are on standby.
The Bacolod Bureau of Fire Protection led by their chief Supt. Rodolfo Denaga, is also on alert for the festivity.
In anticipation of the Street and Arena Dance Competition, road closures will be implemented at the downtown area from Lizares Street and streets surrounding the Bacolod Public Plaza, starting 1 p.m., Supt. Luisito Acebuche, head of the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office, said.
Vehicles going south of Bacolod and travelling at the downtown area, should pass through Palanca Street, left of Luzuriaga or San Sebastian Street, right to San Juan, right to Rosario, left to Yulo, left to Lizares, right to Araneta, all the way to destination.
Vehicles going north of the city should take Lacson or Lizares streets, to Hernaez Street, right to Locsin, all the way to destination.*SGG
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