cemetery A young boy visits the dead at the “high-rise” tombs at the Bacolod public cemetery*
( Andy Alvarez photo )

1,600 security forces,
traffic rerouting ready

More than 1,600 police officers, traffic enforcers, and force multipliers will be deployed for the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day in Bacolod City tomorrow and Thursday.

A traffic reroutingscheme will also be implemented in front of the Bacolod Public Cemetery and at the Rolling Hills Memorial Park, both at Burgos Street, starting 12:01 a.m. tomorrow up to Thursday, Supt. LuisitoAcebuche, Bacolod Traffic Authority Office head, said at a press conference at the Bacolod City Government Center, yesterday.

Chief Insp. Lester Leada, deputy chief of Bacolod City Police Office-Operations Branch, said yesterday that 654 police officers and 623 force multipliers will be deployed, not only at the 12 public and private cemeteries, but also at churches, malls, markets, commercial areas, and parks and tourist destinations. moremoremore

‘Stay safe for holidays'

Acting Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday reminded Negrenses to keep safe over the holidays and law enforcers not to let their guard down to ensure that peace prevails during All Saints and All Souls days.

He said that, today and tomorrow being holidays, the public is reminded to stay safe, especially when driving, to prevent accidents.

“Don't drink and drive… there's always gotto be one person who is sober,” he said. moremoremore


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Task force monitors
prices of commodities in Bacolod

Executive assistant Ernie Pineda, the coordinator of Task Force All Saints' Day, yesterday said the Price Monitoring Unit has been deployed to monitor the prices of basic commodities in Bacolod City during the celebration of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

Pineda said the Task Force All Saints' Day, together with a representative from the City Treasurer's Office, will also monitor flower and candle vendors to ensure that they have secured the necessary permits from the city.

If they have not secured permits, they will be issued official receipts by the CEO upon payment of P400 per vendor, he said. .