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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) will prepare early for this year’s observance of the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

This, after the successful implementation of the security measures for the eight-day filing of certificate of candidacy (COC) and the certificate of nomination and acceptance (CONA).

PNP Chief, Police General Guillermo Eleazar said early security preparations have been proven effective in ensuring the safety of the public on big events that include the Undas on November 1 and 2.

“As early as now, I have already tasked our unit commanders to start preparing security measures to be implemented this coming All Saint’s and All Soul’s Day,” said PGen Eleazar.

“I expect that our chiefs of police will coordinate with their local government units to plan the rules and regulations that will be enforced in cemeteries, memorial parks and columbariums since we are still in the middle of a pandemic,” he added.

The Chief PNP also reminded the public to plan ahead and check the regulations that will be implemented in their respective local government units in relation to visiting cemeteries this year.

Last year, some LGUs closed down cemeteries and memorial parks on November 1 and 2 in anticipation of the influx of people amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Some LGUs, on the other hand, implemented visiting schedules in order to ensure that the observation of Undas would not turn into a super spreader event.

On the days that visits to cemeteries will be allowed, PGen Eleazar ensured that the police would strictly monitor the flock of people and guarantee that minimum health standards will be followed.

We were able to do this last year so I’m confident the police can do their duties properly during Undas this year,” the PNP Chief said.

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