News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On the security preparations for the Holy Week

As we expect the heavy movement of people this coming Holy Week, we have been gearing up security and safety preparations. Public safety remains our top priority.

Law enforcement and security personnel have monitored no specific threat but we will not put our guard down. Appropriate security measures are in place to ensure public safety. These include additional deployments in various areas aimed at safeguarding places of convergence, such as transport terminals, churches, malls and other public recreation areas.

As we observe the Lenten season, we call on the public and the community for their support and cooperation. Public support can be manifested through everyone’s cooperation in the conduct of safety checks, security checkpoints, compliance with traffic regulations and maintaining complete situational awareness of their surroundings at all times. Everyone is called upon to immediately report suspicious characters and unattended materials such as packages, bags and other objects that are out of place.

With everyone’s cooperation, we look forward to a solemn Holy Week.