"It's all system go as far as security for the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 8 and 9," official from Camp Alagar said after a security coordinating conference was held here Thursday afternoon.
"Security measures are all set for the Feast of the Black Nazarene in coordination with the city government of Cagayan de Oro and other law enforcement agencies," Northern Mindanao police regional director, PCSUPT AGRIPINO JAVIER said.
"We will be mobilizing over 800 PNP personnel in key areas and public assistance centers to provide security to the 2-day religious activity," PCSupt Javier said. "The PNP, together with our counterpart from the AFP, Philippine Coast Guard and partners from the City Governnent of Cagayan de Oro and other sectors will provide the needed security coverage," he added.
"All possible counter-measures to eliminate reported threats to public safety are being undertaken by joint security forces. Our EOD-K9 teams from the PNP, AFP and Philippine Coast Guard will be utilized. Covert security and intelligence operations were already stepped up," Northern Mindanao regional spokesperson PSupt Surki Sereñas said.