TACLOBAN CITY –About 4,598 police officers were deployed to secure all of the 369 cemeteries and memorial parks in the region for the observance of All Saints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2.

This was disclosed by Brigadier General Reynaldo Pawid, the police regional director, in an interview.

“We give the public our commitment and assurance that they can rely on the PNP and partner agencies to continue to provide security throughout all of these significant events in Eastern Visayas,” he said.

Pawid said 392 police assistance desks (PADs) in various cemeteries and places of convergence were also out up to assist the public.

Police personnel have remained on full alert “for any eventualities or possible unrest,” days after the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) on October 30.

Meanwhile, Pawid disclosed that an operation plan has already been laid out for the observance of the 10th-year commemoration of Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan) on November 8.

“There will be no let-up, our efforts will continue for the safety and security of the general public,” he said. (RONALD O.REYES/LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)