The city government of
will use a remote controlled drone to beef up security at the and its
surroundings during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day,
Acting Mayor Romulo ‘Kid’ Peña, Jr. said Thursday. Manila South
Peña said that this will be the first time to use the drone that will be operated by Makati Rescue and will be interconnected with the police force positioned along the perimeter of
. Manila South
“In addition to the usual security measures implemented in the past years, we are going to use a drone to provide our peacekeepers a clear overhead view of various parts of the cemetery. Unlike foot and bike patrols, a remote controlled drone will be able to conduct reconnaissance discreetly and without close physical contact with the throngs of people expected to arrive,” he said.
Peña also said he has ordered the lifting of number coding in the city on Friday, October 30 only but on November 2, Monday, has not been declared a holiday, number coding will not be suspended.
The acting mayor said some 311 MAPSA personnel will be deployed to implement Oplan Undas from October 31 to November 2, along with 100 Makati police officers and 100 PNP-NCRPO officers while some 754 personnel from the Department of Environmental Services (DES) will also be on duty to conduct clean-up operations and enforce the city’s anti-littering ordinance and plastic ban.
personnel will allot 20 wheelchairs to ferry the elderly and physically
challenged visitors of the cemetery. The staff on duty who are familiar with
the lay-out of the entire cemetery will be assigned to bring them safely to and
from the tombs of their loved ones. Makati
Media vans and patrols are also encouraged to position their service vehicle inside the cemetery since road repair work is ongoing at
South Avenue to
ease traffic congestion.
For his part, Public Safety Department officer-in-charge Arch. Elmer Cabrera said the following streets will be closed to traffic starting 12 midnight of October 31 to 12 midnight of November 2:
He noted that for the duration of the closures, two-way traffic will be allowed along J.P. Rizal (from Pasong Tirad to
Makati Avenue), and
(from F. Zobel to Makati Avenue,
and from Pasong Tirad to Zapote).
Police assistance posts will be put up around the
security for the general public and monitor and confiscate prohibited items,
including firearms, bladed weapons, liquor and loudspeakers or amplifiers. Manila South
The Makati Rescue and fire department will have a station at
near the entrance of , while the first
responders and barangay officials and personnel of the adjoining barangays will
also put up stations at their jurisdictional areas. South
The public may also call
’s emergency hotline 168 for any
inquiry or assistance needed. Other PLDT numbers connected to 168 are the
following: 870-1920, 870-1923, 870-1926, 870-1929, 870-1932, 870-1935,
870-1940, and 870-1942. ( Makati