Liquor ban to be enforced Monday for Traslacion 2019 — NCRPO
MANILA, Philippines — A liquor ban will be implemented starting Monday in preparation for Traslacion 2019, National Capital Regional Police Office chief Director Guillermo Eleazar said.
This was the warning raised by Eleazar on Sunday as he appealed to those planning to join the procession not to consume alcoholic drinks to avoid any untoward incident.
“Huwag kayong mag-inom kung kayo’y sasali dun. Kung kayo’y iinom huwag na kayong sasali sa Traslacion,” Eleazar said in an interview with dzBB.
“Meron tayong liquor ban starting tomorrow night hanggang po sa araw ng Traslacion,” he added.
Eleazar then advised those who would participate not to bring prohibited items such as sharp objects, and illegal items such as shabu and marijuana.
He also told parents not to bring their kids to avoid getting them lost in the crowds as millions of devotees of the Black Nazarene is expected to join this year’s Traslacion.
Eleazar again assured the public on police visibility on Wednesday’s feast.
“Asahan niyo po ang inyong pulis. We are deploying 7,200 police personnel. In addition to that, meron pa yung around 2000 soldiers coming from the Armed Forces,” he said.
More than 7,000 police personnel will be deployed to secure the safety of the devotees for Traslacion 2019. /je
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