DAVAO CITY Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag has called on the public to cooperate with the strict security measures implemented by the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) and Task Force Davao in the city.
Al-ag is calling the shots at City Hall with Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio in the contingent of President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Israel and Jordan.
Al-ag said the stricter measures are being implemented following the two recent bombing incidents in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.
Al-ag, who is acting mayor, said the security measures are aimed at ensuring security, not only for residents but also the city’s visitors.
“We ask for your understanding and please just submit yourself for inspection and cooperate to avoid any delay,” he said.
The vice mayor said the public should expect random checks, especially at the boundary areas where police and soldiers have established checkpoints.
Aside from the inspection at the entry points to the city, Al-ag said there are also random checkpoints inside the city.
“Kung pangayoan mo og ID, please, just give your ID para magpakita sa imong identification because very important sa atoa nga kaila ta mga tao nga mosulod sa atoa (If you are asked to show your ID, just show it because it is very important to us that we know the profile of the people going inside the city),” he said.
Earlier, DCPO Director, Senior Supt. Alexander Tagum, declared a full alert status and tightened security in places of convergence such as malls, areas of worship, bars and even Internet cafes. (PNA)