CITY hall has gone on red alert even as Mayor Oscar Moreno mobilized the local government’s disaster preparedness, traffic, and health personnel in time for religious activities during the remaining days of the Holy Week.
Moreno directed city hall’s Incident Management Team to prepare for the activities in Malasag and the Guadalupe Shrine where many people would be flocking to on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Camp Alagar ordered the police to raise the alert level throughout Region 10.
Camp Alagar spokesman Supt. Lemuel Gonda said the order from police regional director Chief Supt. Timoteo Pacleb was in line with the National Police summer vacation measures.
Pacleb ordered the police throughout the region to tightly secure churches, tourist spots, seaports, airports and highways, and to set up police help desks.
At the capitol, employees would only work this morning based on Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano’s order.
Work will also be for half a day at the Land Transportation Office, and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board here, according to regional directors Oscar Salcedo of LTO and Amenodin Guro of LTFRB.
But the orders were based on a Malacanang directive to give people in government enough time to travel to their hometowns.
Emano however said the capitol’s security group, disaster response and health workers would continue working even during the holidays.
There will be a “skeletal force” in the capitol, he said. (nitz arancon)