PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde inspects a bus in line with Undas 2018
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Police Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde inspected the Araneta bus terminal and the Manila North Cemetery— the largest cemetery in the country— on Wednesday (October 31).
Albayalde wanted to ensure the safety of passengers bound for the provinces this Undas.
The PNP Chief said he is satisfied with the security measures laid by his men.
He also observed that the passengers have learned their lessons as only a few individuals were caught in possession of illegal items.
Authorities recovered only light items like fork, kitchen knife, needle and thread, and other pointed objects.
One traveler however, was questioned for having bullets of M16 rifle in his possession.
“As of this time wala tayong na report nationwide na any untoward incident except dito lang na may nakuhang mangilan ngilan na bala kaninang umaga …. nasa station siya at he is being investigated at tinitingnan nagin kung totoo ang kanyang alibi na napulot niya lang yun,” Albayalde said.
He checked on provincial buses and reminded drivers to observe safe driving while he advised travelers to secure their houses before leaving.
Also, the PNP Chief visited the Manila North cemetery where 500 cops are strategically stationed.
“So far wala tayong nakuhang threat whatsoever although sabi ko nga with or without threat ay kailangang bantayan ang ating mga kababayan,” Albayalde said.
He also reminded the public of the liquor ban being implemented inside the facility. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)