THE DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) and the Public and Security Safety Office (PSSO) have finalized security arrangements to protect the expected 50,000 crowd who will attend the massive prayer rally on Sunday, Jan. 28.
DCPO spokesperson Captain Hazel Tuazon said, “Same as the previous big events, our security measures are still strict and tight that are implemented for the safety and security of everyone,” said Tuazon.
Also, Major Marvin Hugos, San Pedro Police Station station commander, said his personnel are ready to be deployed to secure the San Pedro Square where the rally will be held.
“Let’s help provide security for the activity that will be held this Sunday here at San Pedro Square so that we can be sure that the activity will be smooth and peaceful,” he added.
Meanwhile, the PSSO will send an additional 500 to 600 warm bodies to assist the police.
In an interview, PSSO head Angel Sumagaysay said they will continue to coordinate with the event organizer to synchronize their planned activities with the security plan.
“Naka-anchor ang aming security plan doon sa layout ng event organizer, so I think naka-ready na kami, isang final coordination meeting nalang para plantsado na siya,” Sumagaysay said.
The nationwide prayer rally was a way for Davaoeños to protest the signature campaign for a People’s Initiative to change the 1987 Philippine Constitution.
The closure will include San Pedro Street from corner Bolton to corner CM Recto; San Pedro Street from corner Bolton Extension to corner Magallanes; and Bolton Street from corner Rizal to corner San Pedro Street will be closed on Jan. 26, Friday at 10 p.m. until Jan. 29, Monday at 5 a.m.
Anda Street from corner Magallanes Street to corner Rizal Street, and Ponciano Street (Crooked Road) from corner Rizal Street to corner San Pedro Street will be closed from 8 a.m. on Jan. 27 to 5 a.m. on Jan. 29.
Meanwhile, San Pedro corner Anda to San Pedro corner Quirino; and Legaspi Street from corner Rizal Street to corner of Magallanes are closed from 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 to 5 a.m. on Jan. 29.
From 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 28, CM Recto comer Marco Polo to corner San Pedro Street; the entire length of Roxas Boulevard (one lane – Aldevinco Side) and San Pedro Extension from corner Quezon Boulevard to corner CM Recto will be closed.
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