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DCPO assures safety of 50,000 Sto. Niño devotees in Shrine Hills

THE DAVAO City Police Office already adopted a security plan for the safety of the expected 50,000 devotees who will flock to the  Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague on Shrine Hills in Matina on Jan. 15.

In anticipation of a large crowd of devotees flock to the, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) on Wednesday bared the security measures it will be enforcing to ensure a safe and orderly observation. 

DCPO spokesperson PCpt. Hazel Tuazon said they will deploy 80 law enforcers to assist the Talomo Police Station in monitoring the areas surrounding the chapel. 

Wala pa’y labot ang (The numbers do not include) force multipliers and then volunteers,” Tuazon said during the AFP-PNP media forum at the Royal Mandaya Hotel on Jan. 10. 

She said they will enforce a “one-entrance, one-exit policy” on that day. Attendees may only reach the chapel from Matina road and exit through the diversion road. 

Ginahanngyo lang pud nato kanunay ang kooperasyon sa tanan, kooperasyon sa mga musalmot sa maong activity nga mu-follow lang unsa’y mga do’s and dont’s nga ihatag nato sa maong event para wala’y problema, smooth lang ang tanan (We ask for everyone’s cooperation to follow the do’s and don’ts for the event to avoid problems and ensure that everything goes smoothly),” she said. 

She reminded the devotees to refrain from bringing sharp objects, non-transparent water bottles, backpacks, and jackets on site. 



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