MPD: Zero crime rate at Manila South Cemetery during ‘Undas’
No crime has been committed at the Manila South Cemetery in Makati City for the whole duration of this year’s observation of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day or “Undas,” the Manila Police District (MPD) said on Friday.
Police Supt. Albert Barot, MPD ground commander at the Manila South Cemetery, told INQUIRER.net that the situation at the cemetery has been “generally peaceful” as the police have not recorded any cases of crime at the cemetery from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.
“Until now, we don’t have any reports of theft cases, pickpockets, physical injuries. Zero [crime] tayo from Oct. 31 until today,” Barot told INQUIRER.net.
For the last hours of “Undas,” Barot said he expects that the prevailing peaceful surrounding will be maintained by the police until such time that the last visitor leaves the premises of the cemetery.
The ground commander also said that the number of items confiscated has decreased on the last day of “Undas,” adding that visitors were better informed as compared to the previous days.
Barot also attributed the peaceful situation to the MPD’s implementation of stricter inspection and “frisking” of cemetery visitors.
Barot also attributed the peace to the proper coordination of police authorities and the proper implementations of its security coverage.
“For the whole Undas security coverage provided by the Philippine National Police and other agencies, maayos po itong naiimplement and napakaganda ng coordination with other agencies,” Barot said.
The police have recorded a total of 731,218 visitors at the Manila South Cemetery from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 as of 5 p.m., Friday. /jpv
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