BCPO to implement strict security measures
By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
With the 39th MassKara Festival opening today in Bacolod City, the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) will be implementing strict security measures.
BCPO spokesperson, Police Chief Inspector Sherlock Gabana, urged festival goers to refrain from bringing sharp objects and non-transparent backpacks in order to prevent any cause for alarm.
He also urged festival goers not to bring any jewelry or any valuables which can lure thieves.
In addition, the BCPO official suggested those visiting festival sites to not store valuables in their vehicle to prevent cases ‘bukas kotse’ incidents.
Drone operators, meanwhile, must obtain a permit from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Those found without proper permission will have their drone confiscated.
Furthermore, Gabana said around 50 percent of currently-deployed personnel will oversee the opening ceremonies later tonight, which, in addition to police, will be comprised of personnel from the Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Coast Guard, and other force multipliers.
He added, the National Telecommunications Commission will jam mobile phone signals during festival highlights./DGB, WDJ