ARITAO, Nueva Vizcaya — The Aritao Philippine National Police (PNP) is now preparing for the annual implementation of “Oplan Kaluluwa” to safeguard the welfare of thousands of visitors coming here for the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2.
Police chief inspector Joberman A. Videz, town police chief, said the measures include the deployment of police, barangay tanod, Philippine Army (PA) and security personnel in areas where people converge such as cemeteries, malls, markets and others.
Like in the past, a good number of foreign and local visitors are expected to swarm this town because they have relatives who were buried here.
Videz said that patrol will be maximized in all areas, particularly in villages where there will be unguarded houses as the people flock to cemeteries to visit their departed loved ones.
He said there will also police using bicycles that will help patrolling the town.
He also said that various communication, barangay officials and other civic groups are also ready to assist the police in maintaining peace and order during the two-day tradition honoring the departed.
Among the early arrivals include those making orders for fresh flowers and those cleaning the tombs of their loved ones to avoid the usual mammoth crowd during All Saints’ Day. PNA-northboundasia.com