BCPO Launches ‘Oplan Sumvac’
The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) will launch ‘Oplan: Sumvac’ when the summer vacation begins this week.
Superintendent Noel Polines, BCPO spokesperson said the deployment of police officers will depend on the area.
Polines pointed out that they will focus their security at beach resorts in the city, hotels, tourist spots, malls, and transport terminals.
Aside from ‘Oplan: Sumvac’ the police will also go on high alert by Sunday of next week, as Catholics celebrate Palm Sunday, the start of this year’s Holy Week.
Polines said, all ten police stations in the city will setup police assistance desks in the churches to cater to the needs of churchgoers, as well as the seaports and bus terminals.
Checkpoints and road assistance desks will also be setup in the outskirts of the city.
He added that there will be intensified mobile patrols conducted in residential areas in order to prevent theft and robbery incidents, while local residents are away from their homes.
Polines said they are also monitoring an increase in ‘akyat bahay’ incidents during the Holy Week period.
He advised the public, especially those very active in social media, to avoid making posts telling they are out of town.
He said they should post their trip information instead once they return home, and they should inform their trusted neighbors as to their whereabouts.
“When going out, they should also make sure that electrical switches in their houses are off, so as to avoid any fire hazard,” Polines added.*( Eugene Y. Adiong)