CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga: The Philippine National Police (PNP) Central Luzon Regional Office has issued crime prevention and safety tips in line with the annual observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
PNP Regional Director Chief Supt. Rudy Lacadin advised the public to lock all doors and windows and ensure that all possible paths to the house are blocked. Install a burglar alarm to alert the neighbors if someone breaks in.
Lacadin advised peopleto ask a trusted neighbor to keep watch over their house, ensure that no candle, gas stove or leaking faucet or plugged appliances are left unattended and to secure all items such as clothes being hung out to dry.
He said that those who will visit cemeteries should bring sufficient food and water, and to keep in mind that selling liquor and food inside cemeteries is prohibited.
Lacadin cautioned against bringing deadly or bladed weapons, loud speakers, and gambling paraphernalia. Children should not roam around. Visitors should know where the first aid stations and PNP assistance booth are in case of emergency or need for police assistance.
When traveling, Lacadin said, check the “BLOWBAG” rule which is B for Battery; L for Light; O for Oil; W for Water; B for Brakes; A for Air; and G for Gas.
In La Union, a re-routing scheme was issued for motorists. The police also advised them to avoid traveling to the city proper on October 31 and November 1, when the people are expected to visit cemeteries.
San Fernando City Mayor Pablo Ortega has also warned cemetery visitors to refrain from smoking inside cemeteries, be on alert for carriers of knives, loud and boisterous music, alcoholic drinks and drinking sprees, which are all banned.