Peaceful celebration of All Saints’ Day so far reported in Cagayan Valley Region

TUGUEGARAO CITY — With about eight hours more to go before All Saints’ Day (Undas) ends as of this writing, the police in this region have reported that the celebration has so far been peaceful.

Police Regional Office (PRO)-Region 2 information officer Chevalier Iringan, said Tuesday the only problem was the snail-paced traffic in some parts of highways due to ongoing road repairs, Iringan said.

He also said that based on his monitoring up to noontime today, the situation in all cemeteries throughout the region was still peaceful and orderly.

All policemen were mobilized to ensure orderly traffic and secure the people going in and out of cemeteries, Iringan added.

The lawmen were asked not to go on leave so that all would be on hand to maintain traffic and ensure that no untoward incident will happen, he said.

Iringan likewise said policemen were deployed along the highways to assist motorists going North and South and to untangle traffic that may arise due to the big number of vehicles moving northeast.

He specifically noted the snail-paced traffic in Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya town due to an unfinished road construction.

On the other hand, PRO-02 regional director Chief Superintendent Gilbert C. Sosa, said that chiefs of police were instructed to post their men at the entrance of cemeteries to make sue that no one would be bringing deadly weapons, intoxicating liquor, drugs and radios with blaring sounds to the cemeteries.

The police were also alerted against any trouble makers, including terrorists who may take the opportunity to sow fear among the people.