THE observance of the long Undas weekend has been generally peaceful and orderly, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

Azurin said no significant untoward incident was monitored “from the start of the long weekend up until this moment.”

He noted, however, an accident at the Eternal Peace Memorial Park in Barangay Dau, Mablacat City, Pampanga that resulted in the death of a male person due to electrocution, as well as the arrest of certain Mowwamar Mama Kasan due to illegal possession of firearms at the Palanyag Cemetery in Barangay San Dionisio, Parañaque City.

Azurin said the PNP Command Center is continuously monitoring all law enforcement and public safety operations across the country, particularly the situation in cemeteries, memorial parks and other places of convergence such as transport terminals and air and sea ports.

In Angono, Rizal, it has been a tradition that residents visit their department loved ones on November 2, All Souls’ Day.

“These police units will remain in their posts until public activity has returned to normal,” the top cop said.

Azurin lauded the police force, as well as the local government units and other volunteers for their efforts that made the long Undas weekend peaceful.

“These best practices shall henceforth be our template in similar public safety operations for upcoming major public events,” he said.

PNP units are instructed to provide necessary security and assistance to government health, aid, and public works personnel in preparation for Typhoon Queenie. (SunStar Philippines)