The police has banned the bringing of sharp objects to the Panaad Park in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, during the 25th Panaad sa Negros Festival on April 14 to 22.
The police will also implement a gun ban during the same period.
President Rodrigo Duterte was invited to the festival by he can’t make it, Provincial Tourism Officer Christine Mansinares said yesterday.
Police Inspector Charmae De Paz, information officer of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, yesterday sought cooperation from the public, whom she urged to be vigilant at all times.
The NOCPPO is now linking up with other local government units, non-government organizations, the Bacolod City Police Office, and especially the Provincial government of Negros Occidental, to ensure the security of the public.
De Paz added that they will also establish Police Assistance Desks and hubs, and conduct checkpoint operations, while police visibility and security patrols will be intensified in strategic areas.
Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials will be distributed to the public for safety tips and prevention of crimes, she also said.
Let us all make the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2018 enjoyable and peaceful, De Paz added.*GPB
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