The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is now preparing for the security measures that they will implement on Holy Week, with the first day of Lent set to begin this coming Ash Wednesday.
According to Brig. Gen. Jack Wanky, NCRPO’s deputy regional director for operations, they are now “enhancing” their preparations for the event.
“‘Yung security preps natin [from] the past years ine-enhance lang natin ‘yan. Actually, dumaan na sa akin ‘yung security preparations, ‘yung papel, we have already directed the district directors to implement it,” he said.
“The same pa rin [ang measures], police visibility focusing sa simbahan saka mga religious activity,” he added.
At the same time, Wanky issued an advise to senior citizens and persons with special needs for them to simply attend online services rather than be there in-person for the masses.
This is due to the fact that they are expecting larger crowds and other inconveniences.
Last year’s celebration of Holy Week from April 20 to 16, saw the NCRPO with 6 cases of murder, 4 homicide, 13 physical injuries, 20 rape, 6 robbery, 22 theft, 5 motornapping and 7 carnapping incidents in the capital region.
CurrentPH News Service