By Nora Soriño
Iligan City Bureau Chief .
Iligan City — The Philippine National Police here has enjoined the public to help in ensuring peace and order during fiesta season. This, following the lifting of the curfew hours.
Chief Insp. Jovanie Cabusas reminded the public not to bring their backpacks, or wear hats or dark glasses when going inside the Diyandi Fiesta Park. The park is located at Tibanga, this city.
On Monday, Mayor Celso Regencia has issued Executive Order 132 lifting the curfew temporarily from Sept. 10 to Oct. 7. Regencia issued the order shortly after resuming his duties following a 90-day suspension.
Cabusas said the cooperation of the public is necessary, even as he said strict security measures will be implemented. Aside from the police, which presently is being augmented with 200 police from Camp Alagar, there are “force multipliers” he added. These consist of the Special Cafgu Active Auxiliary, the Task Force Camagong, the Citizens Crime Watch, and other socio-civic organizations.
In another development, it was learned that the family from Initao, Misamis Oriental who rode some rides at the Park and figured in an accident Saturday evening, are now in stable condition.
However, some of the family members would still need to undergo some operations.
Lemuel Dalaygon, 29 and wife Aila, 30, together with three kids were injured when they were in a carriage in one of the rides. They were all injured, except their four-year-old kid as the carriage they were riding on swiveled to one side, thus their injuries as the other parts of the ride caught some body parts of the riders.
Jeiralyn Rosales, the owner of the rides in the park said she is shouldering the costs of hospitalization of the family.
Vice Mayor Jemar Vera Cruz said the city is enforcing strict safety rules. The engineering department had made an inspection yesterday of the rides and right now, it was learned that the carnival ride that the Dalaygon family rode has been decommissioned temporarily.