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PNP on heightened alert ahead of All Saints’, All Souls’ Days

/ 01:33 PM October 27, 2014
All Saints' Day

Filipinos flock to Manila’s North Cemetery to honor the departed in observance of All Saints’ Day Thursday November 1, 2012 in Manila. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — All police units nationwide have been placed under heightened alert in preparation for the expected exodus of people paying respects to their dead in cemeteries on All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day.

Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor, P‎NP spokesperson, told reporters on Monday that the high alert will be raised to full alert two days before the day of actual observance.

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Mayor said the full alert will be extended until November 3.

The Metro Manila police also activated on Monday Task Force Undas.

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Police Director Carmelo Valmoria, National Capital Region Police Office‎ chief, said thousands of policemen will be deployed to 92 cemeteries and more than 100 bus terminals in the metropolis.

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