TAGBILARAN CITY – Police provincial command has reportedly ordered municipal police stations to deploy their personnel and ensure places where the observance of the holy week that started yesterday (Palm Sunday) safe and secure.
City police chief Col. George Vale told a radio interview that all are set for the security of the pilgrims spending the holy week in the city.
It is always the duty of the police to deploy police forces and on alert in the places where the pious Boholanos are to observe the holy week every year, a devotee said.
This city, like other towns in the province observes church-managed activities relative to Lenten observance.
City police said that those places being secured include sea port, airport and bust terminals here.
Daily conduct of check points is ascertained for peaceful Lenten observance aside from being mandated by the Comelec as the elections are fast approaching.
Meanwhile, Mayor Nila Montero of Panglao town said earlier that her town’s more than 200 resorts were already fully booked in tiem for the holy week.
Other tourist spots in the province mare upbeat with the influx of the visitors from afar, reports said.
This time of the year has always been regarded byt tour operators as the apex season considering that it’s summer and vacation time again. Reservations have already been made and most of the resorts are fully booked, a tour operator said.
Holy Week observance that leads to Easter Sunday Celebration is expected to be the main attraction by the tourists, he said.
Some places of interest also draw devotees from other towns for spending time with family or fulfilling a spiritual tradition. These include the Cruz Dako in Loboc town.
Another one is the La Manok island in Anda town, where some alburayos are reportedly renewing their vows by visiting the place and do the ceremonies. Virgen sa Kalooy in Calape; Compassionate God shrine in Inabanga; Hugos in Loboc town and many more. (rvo)