NorthMin Police Expects Protests on Marcos’ Burial, COCPO Reestablished Checkpoints in CDO

NorthMin Police Expects Protests on Marcos’ Burial, COCPO Reestablished Checkpoints in CDO


Northern Mindanao Police District is on full alert in anticipation for protests at the latest Supreme Court decision to bury the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Police director for Northern Mindanao, Chief Superintendent Noel Constantino ordered his troops to go on full alert status and put up security measures in the prospect of protest movements and activities.

Constantino also called unit commanders to equip civil disturbance management contingents and prevent mass actions against anti-Marcos groups and human rights victims who attempts to express their opinions and views on the streets.

He said, “The entire region is still on full alert status since the declaration of the state of emergency. Security measures were just beefed up in anticipation of possible mass actions.”

To maintain peace and order during rallies, Constantino said that the public should expect the police patrolling the area.

He said, “They have all the rights to peaceably assemble and express their grievances because it is a right guaranteed in the constitution.”

Northern Mindanao police spokesperson Superintendent Surki Sereñas also warned both protesters and police officers to avert violent incidents, citing the commotion happened outside the US embassy in Manila. As he spoke, “Let us all respect the law and remember the golden rule ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’.”

On the other hand, the chief of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) said that they are intensifying security measures in the city to stop unexpected incidents concerning the death of the Maguindanao town mayor by lawmen last October 28.

Senior Superintendent Ronnie Francis Cariaga stated, “Gawas sa pag-secure during rallies, naa pud deteriorating situation sa Soccsksargen tungod sa death atong mayor sa Maguindanao. Dili nato gusto mo expand ang problema dinhi.”

Random checkpoints will be reestablished in various areas of the city, according to Cariaga. As he spoke, “Sa atong level atong gire-establish ang checkpoint ang mobile checkpoint. Kabalo ta naa standing order ang presidente but naa reason ngano atong gi-reestablish.”

He added, “Dili man hugot ang checkpoint and dili 24 hours on occasional basis lang kay dili nato gusto mabukog ang traffic. Random checkpoint lang.”

News Source: Sun.Star

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