No. of :

No. of Shares:

Currently viewed by: Marcus Rosit

PNP La Union on full alert for Holy Week

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union (PIA) — The La Union Police Provincial Office (LUPPO) stepped up its safety and security protocols for the Holy Week.

“As of this moment, naka-full alert po ang buong La Union PNP dito sa ating probinsya. So, we have dedicated a total of 368 na kapulisan para bantayan yung kalsada, at mag establish ng mga police assistance centers in every municipality,” said Provincial Director PCol. Lambert Suerte of La Union Police.

He added, “Meron din tayong some 500 force multipliers at mga advocacy groups  na magpuput-up ng booth nila na tutulong sa mga motorista natin so with our counterparts namely AFP and Coast Guard.”

The increased number of policemen on patrol is part of the PNP’s security plan dubbed "Ligtas Summer Vacation (Sumvac) 2023”, which encompasses  operations including road safety and motorist assistance, route security, traffic management, and anti-criminality along major travel routes, places of convergence, and tourist destinations.

Provincial Director PCol. Lambert Suerte of La Union Police Provincial Office, said police personnel in La Union province are currently on full deployment in various strategic areas in the province in observance of the Holy Week.

Aside from increased police presence, assistance desks will also be put up in public places such as places of worship, shopping malls, bus terminals, among others.

Police troops will closely monitor the safety measures in beaches and other resorts to prevent cases of drowning due to unattended children, drunkenness and a variety of medical conditions.

The PNP  reminded the public to take extra precaution, especially when traveling to far places.

“Sa mga drivers, dapat hindi kayo puyat at nakakondisyon yung katawan. And also, i-check yung mga sasakyan especially buses na karaniwang sinasakyan ng mga commuters,remember, meron kayong family na uuwian.,” Suerte explained.

The police official also advised the public who are planning to go on vacation during the Holy Week break not to leave their houses unattended. (JCR/AMB/MJTAB/KCR, PIA La Union)

As part of the Ligtas Sumvac 2023, the PNP La Union ordered police units and stations province wide to intensify checkpoint operations, and conduct regular inspections and mobile patrols to ensure maximum police presence in crowded places such as bus terminals, seaports, airports, and other transport hubs.

About the Author

Kathlene Joyce Ramones


Region 1

Feedback / Comment

Get in touch