Camp Col Romeo Abendan, Zamboanga City - The Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) announced that the observance of the Holy Week in Zamboanga Peninsula has been generally peaceful and orderly as no significant or serious incident happened that threatened peace and order, and internal security except for number of road crash accident recorded in some areas across the region.
Police Brigadier General Emmanuel Luis D Licup, PRO9 Director said the peaceful observance of Holy Week in the region attributed to the strict implementation of the “Oplan Ligtas Sumvac 2019”, the nationwide-coordinated police operations that aim to provide security during the Lenten season and summer vacation.
The Regional Director commended the whole police forces in the region for the keeping the holy week observance a safe and secure celebration. “Today is also a day to thank the risen Lord for the successful conduct of our security operations ensuring a safe and secure celebration of the Holy Week”. Congratulations to all the personnel of PRO9 and let’s keep it up!" He said.
Earlier, PRO9 has deployed around 3,117 police officers in the region to ensure the peace and order of the public during the observance of holy week and in areas of convergence and vacation and tourist spots as part of the summer security plan dubbed as “Ligtas Sumvac 2019. On the other hand, estimated around 1,628 force multipliers and volunteer groups in the region are also being tapped and deployed to support the local police.
Meanwhile, The PRO9 recorded at least 12 vehicular accidents from April 17-21, 2019: four (4) in Zamboanga City, five (5) in Zamboanga Sibugay, two (2) in Zamboanga del Norte and one (1) in Zamboanga del Sur. The road crash accident during the holy week resulted in the deaths of four (4) individuals and injuries of forty (40) others. One of the major accidents was reported in Zamboanga City when a PUJ Jeep on board 17 catholic devotees figured in a road crash accident leading to 15 individuals mostly women sustaining injuries.