Police authorities in Eastern Visayas are in full alert to response for any incident that may erupt during the observance of the All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day across the region as relatives of their departed loved ones spruce up the tombs at the cemeteries.(RYE AYON)

CAMP KANGLEON, Palo Leyte-The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Eastern Visayas is set to declare a full alert status in the region starting Wednesday, October 31, 2019, at 6 o’clock in the evening until November 3, 2019, at 6 o’clock in the morning.
This is in preparation for Oplan Undas or All Saints Day and All Souls Day on November 1 and 2 respectively.
In a press conference held Monday, October 28, 2019, at Camp Kangleon, this municipality, Police Lieutenant Col. Hector F. Enage, chief of the PNP8 Regional Operations Management Division, said this would mean that all PNP personnel whether on leave or not are mandated to report to their respective units.
“This coming Undas we are on full alert. This means that all personnel in their respective units kahit on leave sila, magrereport sila doon sa unit nila so it means 100 percent ng unit anduon of course excluding yung non-uniformed personnel which is bounded ng civil service law,” Enage said.
A Regional Standby Support Force at the regional and provincial levels will be created that will serve as a quick reaction team to other units if augmentation is needed.
Aside from the four thousand force multipliers from various agencies, over two thousand police personnel will be deployed in new bus terminals, seaports, airports, malls, cemeteries and other areas of convergence all over the region.
With regards to traffic enforcement in the city, the Tacloban City Police Office has a contingency plan in coordination with the Traffic Operations, Management, Enforcement, and Control Office (TOMECO).
Police Lieutenant Col. Lope M. Macauba Jr, deputy city director for administration of the Tacloban City Police Office said, all the six cemeteries in the city will be secured with police personnel scattered in such areas during the holidays. (nbq/cba/PIA8)