PRO8 Announces Peaceful New Year Celebration

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PRO8 Announces Peaceful New Year Celebration


Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – The Police Regional Office 8, under the watch of Police Brigadier General FERDINAND O DIVINA celebrated the New Year peacefully.

PRO8 has deployed 1,406 PNP personnel in all places of convergence such as transportation hubs/terminals, places of worship, seaports, and airports, while other personnel conducted road security and patrol operations.

In order to ensure a safe celebration in the entire Eastern Visayas region, this PRO also conducted pre-deployment briefings to its personnel, increased presence and continuous inspections in places where firecrackers and pyrotechnics were sold; seizure/s of prohibited firecrackers and pyrotechnics; and the conduct of massive and intensified information dissemination on accredited firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices distributors ahead of the holidays.

A total of PHP 12, 900.00 worth of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices were confiscated by the Leyte Police Provincial Office and, while PHP 67, 000.00 worth of   these items were seized by Tacloban City Police Office. These were properly disposed on January 3, 2020 in their respective areas of jurisdiction with the presence of the media.

There were four reported cases of minor firecracker-related injuries, while two arrested persons for illegal discharge of firearm and 16 individuals for illegal possession, use, and sale of firecrackers, but generally, this PRO assessed the celebration as peaceful.

“The collective efforts of our police officers for the safety and security of the community as well as the support of our different stakeholders made our holidays generally peaceful. We remain steadfast and committed in ensuring peace and order in Eastern Visayas for the year 2020,” PBGEN DIVINA said.

Should you have any inquiry, feel free to contact us through the following social media accounts: Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8 or YouTube Channel: Pulis Otso (The Official YouTube Channel of PRO8).