No Major Incident at MassKara: Police
MassKara Festival 2017 in Bacolod City was declared by the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 peaceful, considering that no major incident happened that disrupted the colorful activities.
Thus said PRO 6 Regional Director Police Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag who sent 450 police personnel from different parts of the region to augment the security forces in the three festival sites, Bacolod public plaza, Lacson Street-tourism strip, and the Bacolod City government Center. He also said, despite the inclement weather, everybody enjoyed the ambience of the City of Smile. Hence, Task Force MassKara members expresse gratitude to the people for their support and cooperation in achieving the goal for a secured, orderly and peaceful celebration. He also congratulates the TF MassKara and the entire PRO6 for their professionalism, dedication and teamwork displayed to ensure a safe, secure and orderly celebration. Binag said, “let us all thank God for allowing this success to happen. To Him be all the glory! God bless you and may God continue to bless PRO 6.”
Meanwhile, BCPO director Pol. Supt. Roderick Minong said, he has requested PRO 6 director Binag to leave the 150 police personnel from the Negros Island Region as augmentation during the MassKara period, to stay here until the All Saints Day celebration and December. Presently, the 350 police personnel deployed for MassKara are still here to ensure no crime perpetrators will victimize the residents after the festival.
They augmented the 685 police personnel of BCPO in securing the MassKara celebration. The culminating activity yesterday morning of the Bacolod City government and TF Masskara security, held at the Bacolod Government Center was attended by Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
Leonardia said, “MassKara is everybody’s business. Behind the success of this year’s MassKara are people from Bacolod themselves who took part in all responsibilities.”*