TACLOBAN CITY- All the 400 strong members of the Tacloban police will be on duty during the visit of Pope Francis to this city early next year. This was disclosed by city police director, Senior Superintendent Domingo Cabillan, who added that augmentation forces coming from the provincial and regional headquarters are also expected to help secure the Holy Father during his Tacloban visit.

The whole city of Tacloban is generally peaceful and there are petty crime was happened but this is manageable confirm before typhoon Yolanda, This was disclosed by SSUPT. Domingo Cabillan, City Director of Tacloban City Police Office.

Col. Cabillan disclosed that the entire city police force was directed by Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Henry Losañes to take charge of Task Force Tacloban in preparation for the visit of the Pope.
Cabillan said that the security measure being laid down for the visit of the Pope is in close coordination with their national headquarters and Church officials. He added that policemen will also be assigned in the downtown areas of Tacloban to ensure that the millions of pilgrims expected to descend Tacloban will be secure from unscrupulous individuals. Cabillan disclosed that they have so far arrested 28 notorious snatchers in the city since August as part of their security preparations. Appropriate cases were filed against the suspects. (LITO A. BAGUNAS)