300 police officers to secure Jaro fiesta
He also warned not to bring backpack,deadly weapons, pointed objects and firearms so that the flow of traffic willnot be hampered. Siacon advised the public to expect a strictersecurity measures especially in the entrance and exit areas. “We are appealing the public notto bring prohibited things when entering Jaro proper. I’m also appealing forthose who will partake in today’s activities not to bring huge amount of moneyand keep their electronic gadgets snatchers and pickpockets,” Siacon added. Coast Guard, and Philippine Red Crossand the Armed Forces of the Philippines will also be on standby in case ofemergency. “We all know that thousands of peopleare attending the Jaro fiesta, as well as devotees who will go to the churc. Weneed more policemen to secure the crowd and devotees,” said Siacon. Aside from police personnel, members fromthe Public Safety and Transportation Management Office, City Disaster RiskReduction and Management Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Police Captain Eduardo Siacon, chief ofthe Jaro police station, said since Friday they have implemented tight securitymeasures around the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral. He said so far, they have yet toapprehend gun ban violators. The Iloilo City Police Office sent 250personnel to augment law enforces of the Jaro police station and they alsoutilized force multipliers including barangay officials. The Philippine National Police (PNP)national headquarters had approved the gun ban in relation of Jaro fiesta thatstarted on Jan. 30 and will end on Feb. 3. Early morning today, all areas near thechurch will be closed as the Holy Mass will start at 4 a.m./PN ILOILO City – Hundreds of policepersonnel have been deployed to secure today’s expected gathering of thousandsof Marian devotees for the Feast of the Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (OurLady of Candles).