Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BTAC on heightened alert ahead of All Saints’, All Souls’ Days

Posted October 29, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Police unit in Boracay have been placed under heightened alert in preparation for the expected exodus of people paying respects to their dead in cemeteries on All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day.

Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC) chief of police Senior Inspector Mark Evan Salvo said: “the high alert will be raised to full alert two days before the day of actual observance.”

He added, “The full alert will be extended until November 3.”

In this regards, police has also placed its forces in Cagban and Caticlan Jetty Port in anticipation of the influx of people expected to flock several areas of convergence during All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day.

Salvo also said that, “all police units were ordered to prepare to ensure the public safety and security before, during and after All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day wherein people are expected to troop several areas such as churches, sea ports, bus terminals and most especially the cemeteries to pay respect to their deceased loved ones.”

Meanwhile, BTAC reminded the public to observe the policies like ‘No liquors and gambling’ inside the cemetery.

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