Days ahead of the observance of Undas 2016,the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges all city and municipal mayors to be the public’s partners in ensuring peaceful and safe observance of the All Saints Day.
“Undas is an important Filipino tradition.The Department calls on mayors to convene their respective local peace and order councils to formulate a contingency plan on peace and order and public safety,” said DILG Secretary Ismael 'Mike' D. Sueno.
The DILG enjoins mayors to mobilize and deploy law enforcers,barangay tanods, and medical personnel in public and private cemeteries and memorial parks,local and national roads to assist the travelling public and motorists,and intensify effective traffic management.The said authorities shall likewise be deployed in critical areas within the city or municipality to prevent the entry and exit of lawless elements and to apprehend individuals violating rules.
Sueno also advises mayors to see to it that cleanliness and orderliness in cemeteries and other public places before,during and after Undas 2016 are maintained.
“The All Saints’ Day weekend is time for Filipino families and relatives to be together,bond,and remember their loved ones who passed away.The DILG, local governments,and the police force are your partners for a peaceful Undas 2016,” he said.
The DILG Secretary also reiterates the reminder of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the public to secure their houses before leaving for the cemeteries; and for motorists who will embark on a long drive to the province to check the proper operating condition and roadworthiness of their vehicles.
The public is also advised to immediately report any unusual or untoward incident through hotlines: Itaga Mo Sa Bato App (the PNP Reporting Application in android phones),National Emergency Hotline 911, and National Citizens Complaint Hotline 8888. # Source – www.dilg.gov.ph