MORE THAN 13,000 security forces in Davao City will be deployed starting Oct. 30 as the security and safety cluster is “all systems go” for Undas 2022.

There will also be no closure of cemeteries this year due to the city’s current Alert Level 1 status, Public Safety and Security Office (PSSO) Head Angel Sumagaysay said 

He bared that PSSO has conducted meetings for OPLAN Kalag-kalag.

“Actually, tapos na ang security and safety plan ng PSSO..naka-ready na ang ang atong safety and security personnel for deployment (Actually, we have finished crafting the security and safety plan of the PSSCC.. our safety and security personnel are ready for deployment),” Sumagaysay said.

He added that a force of 13,870 will be deployed starting Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. 

For the breakdown, 1,692 will be deployed on October 30; 3,422 will be deployed on October 31; 3,602 will be deployed on November 1; 3,602 will be deployed on November 2, and 1,552 will be deployed on November 3—covering 35 cemeteries in Davao City.

The 27th Infantry Batallion, 89th IB, 56th IB, and 73rd IB are also the identified support units, concentrating mainly in District 2, Paquibato District, Marilog District, and some parts of Toril.

Sumagsaysay said that there was no directive to close down cemeteries this year, unlike last year when the cemeteries were closed from October 24, 2021, to November 7, 2021

Ahead the influx of people who will visit All Saints Day and All Souls Day, a man repaints the tomb of departed family member at the Roman Catholic cemetery. File Photo Bing Gonzales

Abli siya [cemeteries] kay ang quarantine status nato at present Davao City is under Alert Level 1 (The cemeteries will be opened because at present Davao City is Alert level 1),” he said.

Sumagaysay said that the joint health and security guidelines to be followed in the cemeteries are being finalized and will be released soon to the public.

Tanan-tanan naa didto, included na didto ang health protocols nga ang naga spearhead ani atong City Health Office, at the same time gi-marry pud nato ang security and safety protocols nga iyaha sa private cemeteries. (All is included there, the health protocols, spearheaded by the City Health Office, at the same time we also joined the security and safety protocols adopted by the private cemeteries),” Sumagaysay said.


Source: Mindanao Times (