CITY OF LEGAZPI – Regional Police Office 5 (PRO-5) said on Sunday that the Christmas celebration went smoothly throughout the Bicol region, without any “unusual” or major incidents. has been reported.
In a statement, PRO-5 said this was the result of considerable efforts by law enforcement to ensure the community celebrated a Merry Christmas.
Brig. General Jonnel Estomo, regional director of PRO-5, said those efforts included deploying Philippine National Police personnel to churches in anticipation of the influx of people attending holy masses.
Authorities have also stepped up their police and mobile visibility patrols at terminals to help passengers return home to their respective locations and other areas for their Christmas holidays.
PRO-5 also remained on full alert to ensure a prompt and prompt response to calls for assistance. Previously, he had established the reactionary Standby Support Force “Ligtas Paskuhan” program to be able to effectively carry out his law enforcement functions.
Estomo said police need to make extra efforts during the Christmas season to keep people safe and allow them a peaceful celebration of the holidays.
“It is for this reason that we do not rest on our laurels but remain persevering in our work. We also thank the public for their cooperation which has enabled us to better provide our services, ”he said. (ANP)