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2,000 cops deployed for Peñafrancia feast in Naga City

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 11:54 AM September 10, 2019

In this photo taken in September last year, thousands of devotees join the procession for Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the patroness of Bicol region, in Naga City. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA

LEGAZPI CITY –– Close to 2,000 policemen would be dispatched in Naga City to provide security during the annual observance of the Feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia.

Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, spokesperson of the Bicol police, said a send-off ceremony and pre-deployment orientation for the augmented personnel were held at Camp Simeon Ola on Tuesday.

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She said the deployment would augment the police force in Camarines Sur, specifically in Naga City, the venue of the religious event on September 10 to 22.

“The security measure is to ensure the safety of millions of local devotees as well as other visitors expected to be in Naga City for the religious feast,” she said. /lzb

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