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The Palawan Police Provincial Office confirmed that starting today, all police units in the province of Palawan will be placed under the full alert status for the whole holiday season and due to the celebration of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) anniversary on December 26, the PNP Provincial Director Police Colonel Dionisio B. Bartolome told the Palawan Daily News.
This after PNP spokesman Brigadier General Bernard Banac announced that PNP officer-in-charge Lt General Archie Francisco Gamboa ordered the full alert status of Police units in Luzon and Visayas from December 15, 2019 until January 5, 2020 for the whole yuletide season.
“Yearly naman ay naka-full alert tayo dahil sa influx ng mga taong nagta-travel,” Bartolome added.
He said that they will put assistance desks in churches and terminals to insure the safety of the people.
He advised also the public to be careful and be vigilant when travelling.
“Paalala natin sa ating mga kababayan na ingatan ang sarili lalo na kung babyahe,yung mga aalis ng bahay huwag ipamalita na aalis,minsan ang cause ng disgrasya ay personal reason,magmamaneho ng lasing kaya ibayong ingat at alerto para masaya tayo,” said Bartolome.
With regards to the safety of his personnel on this forthcoming CPP anniversary, the officials said that in placing their units under full alert status includes their physical and facilities security.