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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Classes, work suspended in Naga City in time for Traslacion procession on Sept. 11

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Sept.10 (PIA) --- The city government here has suspended classes in all levels the entire day and work starting 11:00am in all government offices tomorrow, Sept. 11, in time for the traslacion processsion of the miraculous images of Our Lady of Pe├▒afrancia and of the Divino Rostro to the Metropolitan Cathedral for a nine-day Novena and Holy Masses.

Mayor John Bongat of this city has issued yesterday Advisory No. 2015-001, declaring suspension of classess and work to provide time for locales to take part in one of the biggest religious activities in the country that draws millions of devotees from all over the world

In the advisiory, classes in pre-school up to post-graduate studies in institution within the city's jurisdiction are suspended the whole day, while work in the local government offices and national government agencies are suspended commencing at 11:00 am except those involved in the maintenance of peace and order and health and sanitation offices assisting the Joint Operations Center (JOC).

Traffic management enforcement personnel and members of the City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office will be required to report for work as their presence are mostly needed during the entire duration of the event.

The same advisory also has cited that the suspension of classes and work will be implemented in anticipation of the heavy volume of vehicles that may cause heavy traffic and Marian devotees from across the province that are expected to move in flock towards the city as the formal start of the annual feast of the Our Lady of Pe├▒afrancia unfolds tomorrow.

Meanwhile, local authorities has advised devotees who will be coming to this city to join the traslacion procession to take heed of the safety precautions to prevent lawless elements who will also be roaming the busy streets take advantage of them. .

Bongat has already directed P/Sr. Supt. Narciso D. Domingo, officer in charge of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in this city, to ensure the security of the pilgrims and other visitors.

He  particularly ordered police visibility in the area to immediately respond to anysituations during the traslacion procession.

More than 800 police personnel from the Bicol Police Regional Office were also dispatched in various parts of the city to assist the local police force in ensuring the peaceful conduct of the religious activity.

Personnel from the Army's 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and other allied agencies will also be around to assist the JOC members.  (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

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